US Navy shoots down intercontinental ballistic missile in space from a warship off Hawaii for the first time in a landmark test

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Source: Daily Mail

The U.S. has shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile in space from a warship for the first time in a successful test, officials announced on Tuesday.

In a first for the Pentagon’s push to develop defenses against such missiles capable of striking the United States, a missile interceptor launched from a U.S. Navy ship at sea hit and destroyed a mock ICBM in flight. 

The test ICBM was launched from a U.S. test range at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, while the interceptor missile was fired from a U.S. Navy destroyer located in the Pacific ocean, north-east of Hawaii.

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