Frontiers August 2014 03 Thermal image of the successful GMD intercept of a threat-representative target, June 22, 2014. PROVEN, READY AND ABLE. On June 22, 2014 the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Boeing-led industry team completed an end-to-end systems test that resulted in the successful intercept of a threat-representative target. This intercept once again demonstrates the operational capability and readiness of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System, America’s only defense against the growing threat of long-range ballistic missiles.
Frontiers August 2014 Issue
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