▲
▼

Welcome to NairaPark (NP)

It's possible to achieve your sales target through NairaPark. Learn How »

Don't miss Daily Updates

 
Name:
 
Email:
 
Mobile:

 
Keep me posted

Member Login

 
Lost your password?
 

NairaPark Statistics

45,100 Members    |    173 Online
Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Not a Member? Sign Up!

 Male  Female  Terms
 
Nigerian News » Politics
 
 
 
 

North Korean threat: US successfully tests missile intercept system


 
Posted 4 months, 2 wks ago
 
 
 
 
American forces successfully tried out Sunday a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials said following a trial just days after North Korea’s second test of an ICBM.

In the American test of the so-called THAAD system, a medium-range missile was launched from a US Air Force C-17 aircraft flying over the Pacific and a THAAD unit in Alaska “detected, tracked and intercepted the target,” the US Missile Defense Agency said.

It said this was the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the weapons system known as THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.

South Korea said Saturday it will speed up the deployment of a THAAD battery on its territory because of the latest North Korean test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Parts of the THAAD defense system were brought into South Korea under the government of ousted president Park Geun-Hye. But new leader Moon Jae-In suspended deployment of the programme last month, citing the need for a new environmental impact assessment.

However, South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo said Saturday that Seoul will now begin consultations on the “tentative deployment” parts of the THAAD battery in response to the latest North Korean test.

The THAAD deployment has infuriated China, which has long argued it will destabilize the region.
 
 
 
 
 
 
You might also like:
 
Israel drug giant Teva announces 14,000 job cuts

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts over two years as it unveiled a wide-reaching restructuring plan after...

Two teachers, Ayodele Odeogbola and Itodo Anthony, shortlisted for $1m prize

Two Nigerian teachers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize, funded by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

Govs okay $1bn from Excess Crude Account for anti-terrorism war

The National Economic Council on Thursday asked the Federal Government to withdraw $1bn from the $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and...

 
Outsourced Credit Control, Cash Flow, Debt Collection, Track and Trace, Loan Collection
 
 

 
 
 
 
Bulk SMS Widget
Type your message:
Schedule Message
image
 
 
Own an attractive Website along with Free Web Hosting, Domain Registration, Search Engine Submission and unlimited Email Accounts. Start Now »
 
73 Kobo Bulk SMS Service
1501491847
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Signup on NairaPark NairaPark © 2010 - 2017 - All rights reserved. Signin to NairaPark
NairaPark © 2010 - 2017 - All rights reserved.

 
[x] Close

Not a Member? Sign Up!

 
 Male  Female  Terms
 

Already Registered? Sign In!

 
 

Forgot Password? Reset Now!