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Hawaii Missile Defense Drill Cost Taxpayers $130 Million

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By    |   Monday, 19 February 2018 02:05 PM

A failed missile defense drill in Hawaii cost taxpayers $130 million, reported The New York Post.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency ran the drill Jan. 31, by firing a $36 million missile at a $40 million target missile that was designed to simulate an incoming missile attack from North Korea or Iran, according to the report. 

The rest of the money was spent on radar, sensors, and 350 personnel to run the test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the coast of Kauai.

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said that despite the failure, some positive steps were achieved. "We always make progress every time we conduct a test… while we are disappointed that we did not demonstrate a successful intercept, we did demonstrate significant advances in capability and collected valuable test data," Greaves said in a statement reported by TV station KHON 2.

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