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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Missile Defense System Performs Successful Flight Test

SM-3 launchThe Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, according to a Defense Department news release.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST today, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched nearly simultaneously from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, the release said.

Two Aegis BMD destroyers acquired and tracked the targets.

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