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United States to conduct test of THAAD missile defence system

United States to conduct test of THAAD missile defence system

The test is not something new following the North Korean test launch of a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier this week.

He said the nation overwhelmingly with the greater leverage over North Korea was China.

The drill simulated the two U.S. bombers destroying enemy ballistic missile batteries and South Korean jets mounting precision strikes against underground enemy command posts, the South's air force said.

In a joint statement, the US, Japan and South Korea said the resolution aims to demonstrate "that there are serious consequences for its destabilising, provocative, and escalatory actions".

En route back to Guam, the B-1Bs flew and integrated with Japanese fighter jets over the East China Sea, US Pacific Air Forces said. "North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear& ballistic missile programmes and proliferation links pose grave threat to worldwide peace".

US and South Korean forces fire off missiles from the South's Hyunmu-2 Missile System and the US M20 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

Though such exercises are planned months in advance, it comes after North Korea on Tuesday for the first time test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching parts of the United States including Alaska.

US THAAD batteries are also installed in Guam and Hawaii, created to stop an intermediate-range missile from North Korea.

Vice Admiral James Syring, a former director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in May the THAAD system has a 100% success rate in its 13 flight tests so far.

Earlier in July, Moscow and Beijing called on Washington to immediately halt the deployment of THAAD in South Korea.

That led the Pentagon to upgrade its assessment of America's ability to defend against a small number of ICBMs.

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