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Navy: Missile defense test a success

June 6, 2008 8:06:54 AM PDT
The U.S. Navy is calling a $40 million missile defense test a success.It used two interceptor missiles to destroy a target fired from a ship off the coast of Hawaii Thursday.

The target, a scud-like missile, was shot down 100 miles northwest of Kauai about five minutes after it was launched.

In February, the Navy used the same technology to shoot down a U.S. spy satellite that was drifting in space.

 

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