|Innovating The Next Big Thing||March 31, 2015|
• Strategic Innovator: Journal of Strategic Innovation
• Network & Information Security
• Terrorism & Counterterrorism
• Insurgency & Counterinsurgency
• Weapons of Mass Destruction
• Homeland Security & Defense
• Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
• Remembering 9/11
Next Innovator Group
Feedjit Live Traffic Feed
Terrorist Alert Level
• The Clausewitz Home Page
• Ghost City
Books on Terrorism
Books on Network Security
Books on WMD
Barry's Book Shop
THAAD System Intercepts Target in Successful Missile Defense Flight Test
Jun 29, 2010 – Missile Defense Agency
The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, successfully conducted an intercept test for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System today. A target missile was launched at approximately 9:32 p.m. Hawaii time, June 28 (3:32 a.m. EDT, June 29), and about five minutes later a THAAD interceptor missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) off the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Preliminary indications are that planned flight test objectives were achieved.
The test involved the intercept of a short-range unitary target in the endoatmosphere (inside the earth’s atmosphere). The target, representing a short-range ballistic missile threat, was launched from an at-sea mobile launch platform located in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii. Upon acquiring and tracking the target, the THAAD system developed a fire control solution and launched an interceptor missile, which acquired and successfully intercepted the target missile. The intercept occurred at the lowest altitude to date for the THAAD interceptor missile, which has the capability to engage targets both inside and outside the earth’s atmosphere.
Soldiers of the 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade of Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted launcher, fire control and radar operations, using tactics, techniques, and procedures developed by the U.S. Army Air Defense School. Soldiers operating the equipment were not aware of actual target launch time. Also following the engagement, test personnel used the Simulation-Over-Live Driver (SOLD) software system to inject multiple simulated threat scenarios into the THAAD radar. This exercised THAAD’s capability to track and engage a mass raid of enemy ballistic missiles.
Several missile defense assets and emerging technologies observed the launch and gathered data for future analysis. Participants included the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system and elements of the U.S. Army’s PATRIOT system. The PATRIOT system, located at PMRF, conducted engagement coordination with THAAD and conducted upper tier debris mitigation exercises during the intercept engagement.
This was the seventh successful intercept in seven attempts for the operationally-configured THAAD system. Operational elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System are currently deployed, protecting the nation, our allies and friends against limited ballistic missile attack. The system continues to undergo development and testing to provide a robust layered defense against ballistic missiles of all ranges in all phases of flight.
The THAAD Program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency in Washington, D.C., and executed by the THAAD Project Office in Huntsville, Ala.
» Send this article to a friend...
» Comments? Tell us what you think...
» More Weapons of Mass Destruction articles...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
Support This Site
• 2/27 HP Security Products Blog: Enterprise security: What’s new for the week of February 23, 2015
• 2/26 RSIS Report: Future Directions in the DPRK’S Nuclear Weapons Program: Three Scenarios for 2020
• 2/25 HP Security Products Blog: What does being "Certified" mean, anyway?
• 2/23 HP Security Products Blog: Known Issues Plague Threat Landscape
• 2/20 RSIS Report: Pakistan’s Chashma Plutonium Separation Plant: Possibly Operational
• 2/20 HP Security Products Blog: Enterprise security: What’s new for the week of February 16, 2015
• 2/19 RSIS Report: ISIS Analysis of IAEA Iran Safeguards Report
• 2/19 HP Security Products Blog: HP gets serious about end-to-end data protection
• 2/18 HP Security Products Blog: Is your car safe from hackers?
• 2/17 HP Security Products Blog: Why is your SOC stuck in a rut?
• 2/17 HP Security Products Blog: 8 tracks for Government IT professionals--at HP Software Government Summit 2015
• 2/16 Cyber Trust Blog: Microsoft achieves globally recognized ISO/IEC 27018 privacy standard
• 2/13 HP Security Products Blog: Enterprise security: What’s new for the week of February 9, 2015
• 2/12 Cyber Trust Blog: Cloud computing and government: an evolving partnership
• 2/11 Cyber Trust Blog: KRBTGT Account Password Reset Scripts now available for customers
• 2/11 RSIS Report: Modifications at the Parchin Site: A Comprehensive Timeline; New Imagery Suggests Re-Asphalting
• 2/11 HP Security Products Blog: Love is in the air! So is pollen and this month’s Microsoft bulletins
• 2/10 HP Security Products Blog: The top 5 driving forces behind medical data breaches
• 2/9 HP Security Products Blog: Welcoming Voltage Security to the HP Atalla Portfolio
• 2/6 HP Security Products Blog: How to talk to a female in InfoSec
• 2/6 HP Security Products Blog: HPSR and HP TippingPoint partner to protect customers from bypass techniques
• 2/5 Cyber Trust Blog: Reflecting on Cybersecurity
• 2/4 Cyber Trust Blog: Groundbreaking project assesses public cloud for a more resilient Estonia
• 2/3 Cyber Trust Blog: Microsoft partners with cities and governments to improve cybersecurity for citizens
• 1/31 DHS News: Readout of Secretary Johnson's Trip to Chicago
• 1/30 HP Security Products Blog: “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”Enterprise security: What’s new for the week of January 26, 2015
• 1/30 HP Security Products Blog: “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”
• 1/30 EMC Security News: Be Road-Ready This Winter, Atlanta!
• 1/30 McAfee Blog Central: Hackers Access Taylor Swift’s Social Accounts. Her Advice: Shake It Off
• 1/30 McAfee Blog Central: New Year, New Opportunities; Special Guest Scott Lovett
• 1/29 HP Security Products Blog: The effect of management turnover in your SOC
• 1/29 HP Security Products Blog: HP TippingPoint DVLabs threat assessment--Ghost
• 1/29 RSA Security News: EMC Reports Full-Year 2014 Financial Results, Record Fourth-Quarter Revenue
• 1/29 DHS Speeches: Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson: "DHS 2015: The Secretary's Progress Report" - As Delivered
• 1/29 McAfee Blog Central: What We Need to Fight Back (Blog 1 of 4)
• 1/29 McAfee Blog Central: Super Scammers Flock to Super Bowl. Here’s How to Avoid Them
• 1/29 McAfee Blog Central: To Make Security Work for Work, Companies Need to Invest in Automatic Solutions
• 1/29 Cyber Trust Blog: The Importance of Effective Information Sharing
• 1/28 Symantec News: Symantec Selects Veritas Technologies Corporation as the Name for its Independent Information Management Company
• 1/28 McAfee Blog Central: 2015 – Intel Releases New Discovery Education Module on Cybersecurity
• 1/28 McAfee Blog Central: 2015 – Time to Reexamine Cyber Parenting and Cyber Safety
• 1/28 Cyber Trust Blog: Data Privacy Day in a World of Cloud Computing
• 1/27 DHS News: DHS Earns A's in Plain Language
• 1/27 DHS News: Readout of Secretary Johnson's Trip to Arizona
• 1/27 McAfee Blog Central: Mobile Ad Networks Puncture Your Personal Defenses
• 1/27 McAfee Blog Central: Security Skills Shortage? Don’t Panic!
• 1/27 Cyber Trust Blog: Six Proposed Norms to Reduce Conflict in Cyberspace
• 1/27 Cyber Trust Blog: Putting Information Sharing into Context
• 1/26 RSA Security News: Due To Impending Winter Storm, EMC Moves Announcement of Financial Results To January 29
• 1/26 EMC Security News: Be Road-Ready This Winter, Atlanta!Kudos from Kudzu-Thanks to Our Awesome Customers!