The U.S. military successfully tested a new interceptor missile off Kauai late Tuesday.
U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran.
The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target’s booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario.
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