US missile defense test fails in Hawaii – officials

A US missile defense test carried out in Hawaii was unsuccessful, according to officials.

A SM-3 Block IIA missile was launched from an Aegis Ashore test site in Hawaii, but failed to shoot down an incoming dummy missile launched from an aircraft, an official told Reuters. CNN also reported on the failure, сiting several administration officials.

The missile is developed by the Raytheon Co and is used to target intermediate range missiles. It’s being worked on jointly with Japan.

Source: US missile defense test fails in Hawaii – officials — RT US News

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