In the United States, ground-based interceptor missiles were tested as part of the missile defense system, during which it was planned to intercept a long-range ballistic missile.
The training target was launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, and an interceptor missile was launched from a military base in California. However, the goal was not succeeded.
The Pentagon explained that program participants would conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the failure.
Earlier it was reported that the test is crucial for the United States in terms of repelling possible attacks using long-range ballistic missiles. US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, commenting on the situation with the development of nuclear weapons in the DPRK, said that the Pentagon is able to improve the missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific region in order to protect against "dangerous provocations" from North Korea.