A ground-based interceptor lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch, designated FTG-05, was a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The missile successfully intercepted a long-range target launched from Kodiak, Alaska. Photographer: Joe Davila, Navy Visual News Service.
More Missile expertise from Ward Carroll, Editor of Military.com, on FoxNews yesterday. The topic is the latest test of the Multiple Kill Vehicle.