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Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptorThe Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases. The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. The Arrow 3 interceptor system, designed to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere, was deployed at air force bases across Israel two years ago.



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Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again

Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails againA test of a US missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on Wednesday, a defense official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt in less than a year. The test using the Aegis Ashore system occurred at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai, Missile Defense Agency spokesman Mark Wright said in a statement. Wright said the test was of an SM-3 Block IIA missile, made by arms giant Raytheon and designed to intercept intermediate-range ballistic missiles.



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South Korea To Start Mass Production Of Missile Interceptor

South Korea To Start Mass Production Of Missile InterceptorThe missile interceptor, codenamed M-SAM, will reportedly be used as a central element of the South’s Korea Air and Missile Defense System against North Korea.



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US tests interceptor designed to strike down incoming ballistic missiles amid growing North Korean threats

US tests interceptor designed to strike down incoming ballistic missiles amid growing North Korean threatsThe US has successfully tested a long-range interceptor designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) for the first time, the military reports. The interceptor – frequently described as a “high-speed effort to hit a bullet with another bullet” – was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It met an ICBM fired by the US from the Marshall Islands somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.



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