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'US Navy Lit Up The Sky': Interceptor Tested Off Hawaii

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MSNBC.COM - The United States destroyed a target missile near Hawaii in the first successful test of a new Raytheon Co interceptor designed for an anti-missile shield in Europe, the company and a witness said.

In a statement, Raytheon said the SM-3 Block IB's "kinetic warhead acquired the target with its two-color infrared seeker and tracked it through intercept."

The firm said the target was launched a missile range facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai late on Wednesday. The test also involved the USS Lake Erie. click here to read more

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