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US to study making missile defence test site in Hawaii operational

18th January 2019 - 00:46 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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The US DoD intends to study whether the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii, could be turned into a combat-ready system to better protect the Pacific state against North Korean ballistic missiles, according to a report on the Pentagon’s recently completed missile defence review.

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the US Navy will evaluate the idea’s viability and develop an ‘emergency activation plan’ that would allow the defence secretary to operationalise the test site within 30 days of deciding to do so, the report says. The plan is due to senior DoD leaders in six

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