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Missile Defense Test Failed to Intercept Target

Missile Defense Test Failed to Intercept Target
A Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) is launched from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in 2007 off Kauai Island, Hawaii. This test, unlike a similar test by the United States this week, was successful in destroying its target. (Photo by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force via Getty Images)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 08:22 PM

A U.S. official says a missile interceptor failed to hit its target in a test conducted in Hawaii on Wednesday.

The official was not authorized to discuss the outcome and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official said test data is being analyzed to determine why the interceptor, known as a Standard Missile 3 Block IIA, did not hit the target.

The failed test was first reported by CNN.

The Missile Defense Agency, which manages U.S. missile defense systems, issued a statement saying the interceptor was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii, but did not reveal the outcome.

The interceptor is being developed in cooperation with Japan and is to be deployed on land as well as aboard ships.

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A U.S. official says a missile interceptor failed to hit its target in a test conducted in Hawaii on Wednesday.The official was not authorized to discuss the outcome and spoke on condition of anonymity.The official said test data is being analyzed to determine why the...
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