A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 30, 2017. It successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target. Credit: Missile Defense Agency
Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi Naval Base in Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel. Credit: U.S. Navy
North Korea launches the Hwasong-14 in July on a lofted trajectory that demonstrated sufficient range to hit the continental United States. Credit: Korean Central News Agency
North Korean intermediate-range mobile missiles on parade in 2015. Credit: North Korean state-run media
North Korea launches the Hwasong-14 in July on a lofted trajectory that demonstrated sufficient range to hit the continental United States. Credit: Korean Central News Agency
GMD test
Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews
A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 30, 2017. It successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target. Credit: Missile Defense Agency
The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus, Lockheed Martin's A2100. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes the March 7 test launch of four ballistic missiles. Credit: Rodong Sinmun
Eileen Drake, president  and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc, speaking at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2016. Credit: SpaceNews/Tom Kimmell
The Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor launches from the USS John Paul Jones during a successful launch test Feb. 4 EST. Credit: Raytheon
THAAD missile interceptor
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
SBIRS GEO Flight 3, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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