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Japan and US say ballistic missile defense system test was successful

Tokyo's decision to expand capabilities prompted by North Korea threat

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis missile defense system in 2015.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States and Japan successfully tested Japan's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday, U.S. military officials said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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