DoD Conducts Ground Launch Cruise Missile Test

On August 18 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured, ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif. (Photo by: DoD video still)

On August 18 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured, ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif. (Photo by: DoD video still)

August 27, 2019 | Source: U.S. Department of Defense,19 August 2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured, ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, CA. The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the DoD's development of future intermediate-range capabilities.

Imagery of the test is available for download via the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.

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