By JOANN SNODERLY firstname.lastname@example.org
An anti-ballistic missile intercept test from Kodiak Island was successfully completed early Tuesday morning. It was the first launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska since the August 2014 failure of a U.S. Army hypersonic weapon test that destroyed several buildings at the facility.
The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army tested the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense component of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. THAAD uses a direct hit to intercept a target in its final phase of flight.