Off target

时间:2019-03-07 03:07:01166网络整理admin

Attempts by the US to protect itself from missile attack are beset by problems. Last week, an interceptor fired from a US base on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific missed a ballistic missile target launched from California. The failure has been blamed on malfunctioning infrared sensors on board the interceptor. The interceptor is the cornerstone of the Pentagon’s National Missile Defense system, which aims to block limited numbers of missiles launched by “rogue states”. A further test is planned for April or May. If it fails,