Go Team Blue:
The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target nearly simultaneously in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said.
The test, which took place just after noon Hawaii time/0100 GMT, validated a new upgrade of the Aegis missile defense system built by Lockheed Martin Corp, and two different missiles built by Raytheon Co, the agency said.
The successful test comes amid ongoing tensions between the United States and Russia over Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine earlier this year.
I question the timing.
Slightly more seriously, I sometimes get a heads up before it hits the papers when the Norks are up to no good. My FIL does this stuff for a living, and sometimes has to make an unscheduled trip to Hawaii to help people practice knocking stuff out of the sky.
Then sure enough, a couple days later there’s a report about one of the various Kims threatening to launch various things at various countries. But we’re getting really quite very seriously good at the knocking them out of the sky.