The 21-in.-diameter Standard Missile-3 being corporately developed by the U.S. and Japan has intercepted its first ballistic missile target in what will likely be noted around the world as a significant step forward in missile shield technology.  The test, previously described as a “big deal” by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), took place at about 10:30 p.m. local time at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. The new Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block ...


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