Tests of one of the elements of the U.S. missile defense involving the interception of long-range ballistic missiles, ended in failure.The tests were held on July 5. Launch of ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was to carry out a ballistic missile interception training, start-up which has been carried out with a test site Ronald Reagan's Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The objectives of the tests could not be reached.
Agency of the United States on missile defense claims that those responsible for missile defense program will hold investigatesContents to determine the cause of failure tests.Experts called the test is "particularly important to reflect ballistic long-range missile attacks."