US conducts war games in Scotland to test missile defence amid growing North Korea threat

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As cause of a month-long training exercise in the Outer Hebrides, a Dutch warship require be put to the test as it tries to detect and track a missile flying outside the blue planet’s atmosphere at more than 12,400mph — more than 16 times faster than the zoom of sound.

The Dutch frigate, HNLMS De Ruyter, is fitted with a multi-beam acquiring radar that is able to fix on a target from long range.

In a allegation, the US navy said: «The purpose of Formidable Shield is to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire put together air and missile defence environment, using Nato command and control disclosing structures.» 

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A US-led exercise is set to test Nato’s defence powers amid growing threats from North Korea

The war game intention be led by the US navy and include forces from Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The aerobics, dubbed Formidable Shield, comes just days after

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Choe Kang-il, emissary director general for North American affairs at the despotic regimes transalpine ministry, said: “You can impose whatever sanctions you want, but no matter how great these sanctions last — whether it is for a hundred or a thousand years — we on keep stepping up efforts and continue with our planned tests.”

Mr Choe validated the missile by saying it was carried out “for the sanctity of our autonomy and nationhood, and to reveal the power of our deterrence.”

The new launch on Friday saw a furious response from Donald Trump, who noticed on Russia and China to rein in the North Korean crisis.

The exercise off the seaside of northern Scotland will be just the second ever test of Nato’s ballistic brickbat defence in Europe.

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US forces recently conducted military warm ups in the Philippines

The last test, in October 2015, saw American warship the USS Ross lay ones hands on out an incoming missile during a live-fire drill.

The destroyer shot down from set out a Terrier Orion ballistic missile. It was supported by USS The Sullivans, which bullet at two aerial targets simulating anti-ship cruise missiles targeting the Ross.

The Hebrides Categorize, a large area of sea used for testing missile systems, was recently hardened to test a new Royal Navy air missile defence system.