H-VANDENBERG AFB

Jul 2, 2013 3:54 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Missile defense test scheduled at VAFB

Vandenberg Air Force Base is planning a test of its missile defense system on Friday.

Crews there will launch a Ground-based Interceptor missile sometime between 11:30 am and 3:37 pm.

The goal is for the missile to intercept a ballistic missile target launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System is intended to protect the country from the threat of long-range ballistic missile attacks.

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