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REUTERS/Al DragoA U.S. warship failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile test target on Saturday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said.
"The objective of the test was to demonstrate the capability of a ballistic missile defense-configured Aegis ship to detect, track, engage and intercept a medium-range ballistic missile target" with a salvo of two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual II missiles, the agency said in a statement.
The MDA, an agency under the Department of Defense, routinely conducts missile defense tests.
It has previously conducted successful intercept tests using types of SM-6 missiles.
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