MTC Participates in Successful ICBM Test
On March 25, Maximum Technology Corporation (MTC) participated in a successful test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) class target. The test was in coordination with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, elements of the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s 30th, 50th and 460th Space Wings. According to the Missile Defense Agency, the test, “was the first salvo engagement of a threat-representative ICBM target by two Ground Based Interceptors (GBI), which were designated GBI-Lead, and GBI-Trail for the test. The GBI-Lead destroyed the reentry vehicle, as it was designed to do. The GBI-Trail then looked at the resulting debris and remaining objects, and, not finding any other reentry vehicles, selected the next ‘most lethal object’ it could identify, and struck that, precisely as it was designed to do.”
MTC’s role in the test was offering sensory test support in the areas of test planning, test runs, scenario generation and 18 month tests. “This was an excellent display of Maximum Technology Corporation’s capabilities. This was a new, ambitious and global test, and all the operation and execution benchmarks were met on the first run, which is a remarkable feat and a testament to the hard work all parties played in this project,” said Kris Ison, president, MTC.
The threat-representative ICBM target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, over 4,000 miles away from the two GBI interceptors, which were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, according to a news release from the MDA.