USA conducts missile intercept test amid heightened tensions with North Korea

US warship shoots down missile during test in the Pacific

Lockheed said Wednesday its Aegis platform helped the SM-6 missile detect, track and intercept a ballistic missile target in flight during the Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2.

The test came two days after North Korea fired a intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, further escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

"Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world", Trump said after the North's missile soared nearly 1,700 miles into the Pacific Ocean, triggering alert warnings in northern Japan and shudders throughout Northeast Asia. The US President's comments follow his declaration that "all options are on the table" after the North Korean missile flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Guided-missile destroyers such as the John Paul Jones could be used to intercept a North Korean missile from locations in the Sea of Japan and elsewhere in the Pacific.

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This was the third time that the SM-6 missile successfully engaged a ballistic missile target in its terminal phase.

A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2) on August 29, 2017.

Here's how six US missile tests fared in the past few months.

Raytheon has upgraded the SM-6 to also hit surface targets and, most recently, to hit ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight.

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Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said the test marks a key milestone in giving the fleet enhanced capabilities to defeat ballistic missiles. That was the 15th intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD system, according to the MDA.

This is not the first time the US forces have conducted this sort of test.

The ground-based interceptor system was designed mainly to counter a North Korean missile threat, a US official said at the time.

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