SBIRS GEO Flight 3 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Jan. 20 (Lockheed Martin photo)
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

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