Missile Defense Test Successful in Alaska

The U-S Missile Defense Agency says it has conducted a successful test from Alaska to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, which is part of the nation's ballistic missile defense system.
A target, in the form of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, was air-launched Monday night by an Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii.
A weapon system located in Kodiak detected, tracked, and intercepted the target.
The test was the 14th successful interception out of all 14 scheduled attempts for the system.
The system uses hit-to-kill technology to destroy missiles at high altitudes, which mitigates effects of enemy weapons.
Governor Bill walker said Alaska is proud to be in the forefront as the Pentagon assures this system will succeed when needed most.