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U.S. and Japan fire missiles to sink ship during RIMPAC

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands on Friday, a demonstration was held of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and thelaunching of an SSM12 surface-to-ship missile that the Japanese developed. The SSM12 missile is being fired; it hit a ship 60 miles offshore.

With the explosive roar of multiple missiles and white contrails arcing high into the sky, U.S. and Japanese forces made history Thursday during Rim of the Pacific exercises. Read more

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