The United States Navy has successfully tested a groundbreaking new missile defense system.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The U.S. Navy successfully tested a new missile defense system that can shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile from outer space, according to a Missile Defense Agency announcement.
On Tuesday, agency base in the Marshall Islands launched a projectile into space headed toward Hawaii. Navy sensors detected the missile, and the USS John Finn launched the new missile defense system and successfully struck down the projectile.
Navy officials applauded the event as a successful test of a first-of-its-kind weapons system.
“This was an incredible accomplishment and critical milestone for the … program,” said Vice Admiral Jon Hill.
The successful test comes as the ICBM capabilities of both Iran and North Korea continue to rapidly advance.