US invites Russia to measure missile-defense test

October 19, 2011 01:22

WASHINGTON - The United States has invited Russia to use its own radars and other sensors to size up one or more US missile-defense flight tests as part of a new push to persuade Moscow that the system poses it no threat, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday.

The idea is to let Russia measure for itself the performance of US interceptor missiles being deployed in and around Europe in what Washington says is a layered shield against missiles that could be fired by countries like Iran.

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