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Missile defense test scheduled

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The 30th Space Wing and Missile Defense Agency are scheduled to conduct a test of the ground-based interceptor system on Jan. 31.

The ground-based interceptor system will launch approximately between the times of 2-5:30 p.m.

The test will involve the launch of a target missile from Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the launch of a long-range interceptor missile from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., with the interceptor missile attempting to intercept the target warhead at a point over the south central Pacific Ocean.

Note to Editors:
Media planning to cover the event should call 2nd Lt. Ann Blodzinski/SrA Bryan Boyette at 606-3595. A media escort will depart the Main Gate Visitor's Center at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Interviews: There will be an MDA representative at the Ronald W. Reagan viewing site available for interviews about the test and generalities on the ground-based missile defense program.