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THAAD

TERMINAL HIGH ALTITUDE

AREA DEFENSE

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

Overview

When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That’s where THAAD comes in – one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world is ready to take on the challenge.


THAAD IN FLIGHT

The Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin conducted a successful flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, HI. This flight test was THAAD's seventh intercept to date and proved the system's ability to intercept a unitary target in the low endo-atmosphere.


MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY'S THAAD VIDEO

September 10, 2013 - Two THAAD interceptors and a Standard-Missile 3 Block IA missile were launched resulting in the intercept of two near-simultaneous medium-range ballistic missile targets. The test, designated Flight Test Operational-01 (FTO-01), demonstrated the ability of the Aegis BMD and THAAD weapon systems to function in a layered defense architecture.

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