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Missile defense test fails to hit its target

  • COURTESY U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY / FEB. 3

    A successful test aboard the USS John Paul Jones was conducted Feb. 3, resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA off the west coast of Kauai.

A new defensive missile that could one day defend Hawaii against North Korean attack failed to intercept a target Wednesday night in a test off Kauai, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. Read more

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