|A THAAD Interceptor missile test launch|
According to a warning notice from the US Coast Guard for mariners who intend to traverse the thousands of miles between Kodiak Island, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands next weekend, a live-fire THAAD missile test has been scheduled by the US military.
As soon as next weekend, according to the Coast Guard, the US will conduct a live-fire test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska on Alaska's Kodiak Island.
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in a test that "validated THAAD's ability to intercept intermediate range ballistic missiles," successfully conducted a live fire launch on Kodiak Island earlier this month, according to Chris Johnson, MDA public affairs director, cited by ABCNews.
The previous test saw the launch of "two interceptors from two co-located launchers," according to Johnson, cited by the Kodiak Daily Mirror.