com/north-korea-threat-ballistic-missile-defense-test-failed-hawaii-report-says-2647905) The Aegis system is designed to shoot down short and intermediate range ballistic missiles
Perhaps even more importantly, a link could convincingly be established between Iran's persistent ballistic missile
efforts on the one hand, and its nuclear weapon ambitions on the other, whereby ballistic missiles
have been rendered a key element of Iran's nascent doctrine of nuclear ambiguity: "nuclear intimidation without the bomb".
According to the reports, the attack was conducted using a Yemeni-made, long-range ballistic missile
called the "Burqan 2H.
The significance of these sanctions is that they not only target Iran's individuals and entities, that are involved in developing the ballistic missile
program, but also foreign financial institutions or any foreign company that provides assistance or parts to Iran.
Shorter range theater-based ballistic missile
defense has focused on the final phase of the missile's trajectory, the terminal phase.
It is against this backdrop of continuing investment into ballistic missile
technology by the Iranian and the DPRK governments that Ballistic Missile
Defence activities are continuing in the United States, and around the world.
I call upon Iran to refrain from conducting such ballistic missile
launches since they have the potential to increase tensions in the region," Ban wrote.
In March Iran conducted a series of ballistic missile
tests, the first since October 2015.
The EKS-1 - the first such satellite of the unified space-based ballistic missile
warning system launched late last year - is currently undergoing trials in orbit by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, Sputnik reported.
UNITED NATIONS: The United States is reviewing reports that Iran carried out a ballistic missile
test last month in violation of U.
A government official was quoted as saying that the state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) offered to extend the range of its ballistic missile
by 2017 in its five-year development plan.
The successful trial meant that India's ambitious two- layer Ballistic Missile
Defence ( BMD) programme, which has been a work in progress for long, is closer to realisation.