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New defensive missile reportedly misses target off Kauai

  • U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY / FEBRUARY 2017

    A SM-3 Block IIA missile, touted as a possible second layer of defense for Hawaii from North Korean threats, reportedly failed in a flight from Kauai’s Aegis Ashore facility Wednesday when it did not intercept a target representing an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

The failed test of a new and enhanced-capability defensive missile off Kauai on Wednesday is seen as a temporary setback for its potential to defend Hawaii, Japan and Europe from North Korean and Iranian threats. Read more

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