US missile defense intercept test called successful

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September 29, 2007 02:04

 
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A ground-based missile successfully intercepted a target missile Friday in a test of the US defense system, the Missile Defense Agency said. An intercontinental ballistic missile interceptor blasted out of an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 1:15 p.m., and tracked a target missile that had lifted off from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, the Boeing Co. said in a statement.

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