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Wake Island

A Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery on Wake Island. In this test the THAAD system intercepted two air-launched ballistic-missile targets. Wake Island is an important launch facility for the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, managed by the US Missile Defense Agency from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Photo courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency.