Missile Defense System Test Destroys 2 Inbound Simultaneously
HONOLULU - November 7, 2007 - The developing U.S. missile defense system intercepted 2 test ballistic missiles for the first time today. The engineers report it is a technological first. The missile defense system destroyed two test ballistic missile targets simultaneously in space 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie fired two interceptors to shoot down two short-range ballistic missiles fired within minutes of one another from a testing range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Learn More.