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Missile Defense Test Is Called a Bull's-Eye

IN BRIEF/HAWAII

June 23, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A Navy ship intercepted a medium-range missile warhead above the Earth's atmosphere off Hawaii in the latest test of the U.S. missile defense program, the military said.

The Missile Defense Agency said the test had been scheduled for months and was not prompted by indications that North Korea was planning to test a long-range missile.

The Shiloh detected a medium-range missile after it was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, then fired a Standard Missile-3 interceptor.

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