US downs target missile in high-stakes test
ByREUTERS
27 June 2012 14:40

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon using a new Raytheon Co -built interceptor missile downed a target missile in a high-stakes test of systems designed to thwart what experts say are advancing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran.

The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said. The mock warhead separated from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more "threat-representative" and challenging attack scenario.

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