The US Missile Defense Agency announced that a US warship failed in a test to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile on Saturday.
“The objective of the experiment was to demonstrate the ability of the ship equipped with the Aegis missile defense system to detect, track and intercept a target that is a medium-range ballistic missile,” the agency said in a statement. .
The agency did not mention the location of the experiment, nor did it go into details, but it confirmed that the interception process did not materialize.
The Pentagon usually conducts missile defense tests, and has previously successfully conducted missile interception tests using SM-6 missiles.