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Ground-based Midcourse Defense

GMD Flight Test - 03a -- FTG-03a took place on Sept. 28, 2007. The target shown here launching from Kodiak, Alaska, was successfully intercepted by an operationally configured interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The launch was part of the flight test program for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program.

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FTG-03a took place on Sept. 28, 2007. The operationally configured interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.