WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted a successful test of its system built to knock out long-range missiles that could be fired by North Korea or Iran, the Pentagon said on Friday.
The target missile for the test over the Pacific was launched from Kodiak, Alaska and an interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, officials said. The intercept took place at 3:29 p.m. EST .
Boeing Co is prime contractor for the system, called the ground-based midcourse defense.
The Pentagon will hold a briefing on the results of the test at 5:15 p.m. EST (0015 GMT), officials said.