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Kauai missile defense facility powering up

The site is part of "Aegis Ashore," with the first test launches expected in spring

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2013

~~<p>The U.S. Navy's successful sea-based ballistic missile defense is coming ashore in Hawaii, Romania and Poland with the goal of increasing protection from the high-flying threats.</p>
<p>The &quot;Aegis Ashore&quot; test facility at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, which cost $400 million to build, held a &quot;light-off&quot; ceremony Dec. 6, signifying the first time the equipment was powered on, an official said.</p>
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The U.S. Navy's successful sea-based ballistic missile defense is coming ashore in Hawaii, Romania and Poland with the goal of increasing protection from the high-flying threats.

The "Aegis Ashore" test facility at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, which cost $400 million to build, held a "light-off" ceremony Dec. 6, signifying the first time the equipment was powered on, an official said. Login for more...



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