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Successful test off isles marks ‘key milestone’ in missile defense

  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VIA AP

    A medium-range ballistic missile target was launched Tuesday from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. Sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones tracked the target with radar and then shot it down with an interceptor missile.

Tuesday’s ballistic missile intercept test off Kauai represents another success in the development of missile defense systems that are increasingly in demand, are often tested in Hawaii, and whose development is being ramped up to meet an otherwise vexing threat from North Korea. Read more

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