Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 Dual I has successfully intercepted a medium-range rocket target off the coast of Hawaii in a much-anticipated validation test by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Navy. The “salvo” launch marks another significant step toward Washington’s construction of a multilayered missile shield to thwart new missile technologies being fielded by North Korea and Iran. It is also meant to defeat small-scale or limited strikes by regional ...

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