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