May 31, 2017 / 12:07 AM / 4 months ago

U.S. stages successful test of defence against simulated ICBM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had staged a successful, first-ever missile defence test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, as concerns mount over North Korea’s advancing missile and nuclear programme.

“The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment ... a critical milestone for this programme,” Vice Admiral Jim Syring, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in a statement.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by James Dalgleish

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