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Missile radar ranks over defense


    George Kailiwai, director of the resources and assessment directorate at U.S. Pacific Command, said Friday at the annual Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Military Affairs Council partnership conference that it was premature to consider operationalizing the Aegis Ashore launcher as another way to ward off potential missile threats aimed at Hawaii in light of North Korea’s renewed interest in nuclearization. Shown is an aerial view of Aegis Ashore at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

A missile testing facility on Kauai won’t be converted to defend Hawaii against North Korean threats in the short term, with the Pentagon instead looking at installing a medium-range discrimination radar to track and identify enemy missiles to better protect the state. Read more

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