Missile Defense Test Uses Pearl Harbor Destroyer

Friday, 15 Apr 2011 07:42 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say the U.S. military's sea-based missile defense system successfully intercepted an intermediate-range missile for the first time during a test more than 2,000 miles off Hawaii.

The Missile Defense Agency said the USS Hopper destroyer equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system radar tracked the target, which was launched from a Marshall Islands atoll about 2,300 miles south of Hawaii.

The test was the first time the Aegis system shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile. It was also the first time the system used remote radar data.

Aegis is the sea-based midcourse component of the nation's ballistic missile defense system, designed to intercept and destroy short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Matt Towery: Give Thanks - the Nation Is on the Rebound

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 10:43 AM

Most of us haven't felt any personal "economic recovery" in our own pockets. But contrary to my often doom-and-gloom out . . .

GOP's Tom Cotton Thanks Troops for Sacrifices on Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 09:22 AM

Senator-elect Tom Cotton delivered the GOP's weekly address on Thanksgiving Day, thanking the military for its sacrifice . . .

Gallup: Only 27% of Working-Class Whites Support Obama

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 08:33 AM

And 41 percent of white college graduates approve of President Obama's job performance , the largest gap between working . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved