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Last night over the Pacific Ocean we (The USA) showed our kick-assedness by our military destroying a simulated salvo of two short-range ballistic missiles more than 100 miles over the Pacific Tuesday in the first such simultaneous test in space. Yes I said IN SPAAAAAAACE!
U.S. stages 1st dual-missile intercept test in space!
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military destroyed a simulated salvo of two short-range ballistic missiles more than 100 miles over the Pacific Tuesday night in the first such simultaneous test in space.
The event marked the 10th and 11th successful ballistic missile intercepts for Lockheed Martin Corp’s sea-based Aegis system in 13 attempts, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said.
“We consider it a simultaneous engagement,” said Richard Lehner, an agency spokesman, on Wednesday. “That means both targets were in flight at the same time even though they were not intercepted at precisely the same moment.”
The Aegis system tested is part of a fledgling, multibillion-dollar U.S. shield designed to thwart missiles tipped with deadly warheads that could be fired by potential foes like North Korea and Iran.
I can see this plant from my front door…
PHOENIX (AP) – Security officials at the nation’s largest nuclear power plant detained a contract worker with a small explosive device in the back of his pickup truck Friday, authorities said.
The worker was stopped and detained at the entrance of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, said U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks. Security officials then put the nuclear station on lockdown, prohibiting anyone from entering or leaving the facility.
Authorities described the device as a small capped pipe that contained suspicious residue.