US Missile Test Mimicking Iran Strike FAILS To Shoot Down Missile

04/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A U.S. attempt to shoot down a ballistic missile mimicking an attack from Iran failed after a malfunction in a radar built by Raytheon Co, the Defense Department said.

The abortive test over the Pacific Ocean coincided with a Pentagon report that Iran had expanded its ballistic missile capabilities and posed a "significant" threat to U.S. and allied forces in the Middle East region.

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