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U.S. Military Shoots Down Test Missile Over Pacific

Friday, 01 September 2006 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military shot down a target ballistic missile over the Pacific Friday in the widest test of its emerging antimissile shield in 18 months, a witness to the test told Reuters.

"We've got an intercept," said Riki Ellision, president of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, a booster group close to missile-defense contractors and the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency.

A Pentagon spokeswoman, Cheryl Irwin, said she would report the results of the $85 million test shortly. Officially, the test was designed to collet data rather than shoot down the target.

Boeing Co. is prime contractor for the ground-based mid-course defense. Major subcontractors include Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co.

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