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Hong Nguyen, left, head of the Missile Defense Branch and Remar Balatero, event lead for Flight Test Mission 20 (FTM-20), discuss preparations for an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System test.
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NORCO, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2013) Hong Nguyen, left, head of the Missile Defense Branch and Remar Balatero, event lead for Flight Test Mission 20 (FTM-20), discuss preparations for an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System test at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division. FTM-20 demonstrated for the first time the system's capability to detect a target from outer space and launch a sea-based Standard Missile from an Aegis-equipped Navy ship to destroy a medium-range ballistic missile. The event was conducted with tracking data from satellite sensors orbiting the Earth. (U.S. Navy photo by Troy Clarke/Released)

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