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Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Target Photo GMD FMD Flight Test - 05 -- FTG-05 took place on Dec. 5, 2008. The target shown here launching from Kokiak, 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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Target PhotoGMD Flight Test - 05 -- FTG-05 took place on Dec. 5, 2008. The target shown here launching from Kokiak, 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.