U.S. Missile Defense Agency shoots down ballistic missile in test off Hawaii a day after North Korea tested missile over Japan

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Navy successfully conducted a missile defense test off the coast of Hawaii, MDA said in a statement on Wednesday.
The test, scheduled well in advance, was done from the USS John Paul Jones and comes a day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
The test, using Standard Missile-6 guided missiles, intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target.
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North Korea said its missile launch was to counter U.S. and South Korean military drills, and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to 'contain' the U.S.... read more

30 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 54
Source: Daily Mail

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