Pentagon spokesman George Little said the unsuccessful test on Friday of a Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) was no reason to scrap deployment of the weapons in Alaska.
“The test on Friday was not a success and it’s being reviewed to see what went wrong,” Little said.
“There are no plans to change our expansion to 44 Ground Based Interceptors.”
The Pentagon announced in March it plans to deploy 14 additional GBI missiles at Fort Greely in Alaska by 2017.
The missiles are in addition to 30 already deployed in Alaska and California, representing a 50 percent increase in GBIs on the continent.
Four tests of GBIs — costing $70 million each — since 2010 have all ended in failure.
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