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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kauai, Hawaii, target missile launch and intercept

Raytheon missile to be assembled in Huntsville destroys target in 2nd successful test

"...In today's test, a target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:15 a.m. CDT and flew northwest over the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ship detected and tracked the missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar, according to MDA. The crew used Lockheed Martin's second-generation Aegis BMD 4.0.1 weapon system to launch the SM-3 Block IB missile toward an intercept.

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