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  • Japan Completes Latest Ballistic Missile Intercept (Video)
    Posted by Robert Wall 1:08 PM on Oct 29, 2010

    Japan has completed the latest test of its SM-3 ballistic missile intercept system.

    The Japanese ship, JS Kirishima, was involved in the flight trials off the U.S. Pacific Missile Range at Kauai, Hawaii. The destroyer engaged a 1,000 km.-range separating ballistic missile target, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says.

    The interceptor was completed using an SM-3 Block 1A missile, which intercepted the target 3 minutes after its launch at 17:06 Hawaii time. Intercept occurred at an altitude of around 100 miles.
    The U.S. Navy's USS Lake Erie and USS Russell also participated in the test.

    MDA released this video of the event:

    Tags: ar99, Aegis, Japan, MissileDefense

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