US to conduct ‘largest ever’ missile defense test – Pentagon

Space Daily
May 7, 2012

The US plans to conduct ‘the largest ever test launch’ of its missile defense program elements to intercept and destroy five ‘enemy’ missiles- three medium-range ballistic missiles and two cruise missiles, the director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency Gen. Patrick O’Reilly told Congress on Wednesday.

It is planned to use several surface-to-air guided missileair defense systems, including Patrior, TAAD and Idjis.

The US has been working with other NATO countries to locate such defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region and in the Middle East.

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