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US Tests 1st Ground Missile Previously Banned in Dissolved Arms Treaty with Russia

FILE - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper briefs the media following annual bilateral talks with Australian counterparts in Sydney, Australia, Aug. 4, 2019.

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has tested a ground-based cruise missile with a range that would have been banned just three weeks ago.

The missile, launched Sunday at San Nicolas Island, California, “accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight,” the Pentagon announced in a news release Monday.

“Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defense’s development of future intermediate-range capabilities,” it added.

The United States previously was unable to pursue ground-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers because of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com