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Ground-based Midcourse Defense

IFT-5 Launch -- Integrated Flight Test (IFT)-5 took place on July 7, 2000. The interceptor was launched from Meck Island in the Kwajalein Island Atoll. The launch was part of the flight test program for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Pictured is the exoatmospheric kill vehicle flown during the test.

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IFT-5 exoatmospheric kill vehicle