Aegis System Will Attempt To Track, ID Multistage Target

By Thomas Duffy / December 10, 2002 at 5:00 AM
During a test of the Bush administration's burgeoning national missile defense system set for early tomorrow morning, a Navy Aegis cruiser will attempt to detect and track a multistage target during its ascent phase and determine when the target reentry vehicle separates from its booster rocket, according to a Defense Department official and a Navy source. At press time, the test was set for between 3:01 a.m. and 7:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 11. This will be the second time...

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