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Kwajalein

(kwä`jälān, –lēn, –lĭn), coral atoll, 6.5 sq mi (16.8 sq km), central Pacific, in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands,
officially Republic of the Marshall Islands, independent nation (2015 est. pop. 53,000), in the central Pacific. The Marshalls extend over a 700-mi (1,130-km) area and comprise two major groups: the Ratak Chain in the east, and the Ralik Chain in the west, with
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. The largest atoll of the Marshalls, Kwajalein, consists of a group of 97 islets surrounding a lagoon. A large Japanese naval and air base was located there during World War II, and after the U.S. conquest of the Marshalls (1944) U.S. military bases were established. A U.S. antimissile-missile test base is on Kwajalein.

Kwajalein

an atoll in the W Pacific, in the W Marshall Islands, in the central part of the Ralik Chain. Length: about 125 km (78 miles)
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The Kwajalein Atoll is geared up with sensors, radars, cameras and other tracking equipment that can be used to follow the incoming projectile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for example, and then report back to that customer how their missile performed.
Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ARSTRAT is the Army's proponent for space and missile defense and is responsible for the operation of Reagan Test Site and other facilities located at Kwajalein Atoll.
The boat set sail in mid-February from Auckland, New Zealand, bound for the US Army Missile Testing Range at Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands where the launch site is located for the so called "kill vehicle" -- a missile intended to intercept a simulated enemy missile fired from the Vandenberg US Air Force Base in California.
The Americans launched an interceptor missile from the Pacific Island of Kwajalein Atoll to see whether their National Missile Defence system was effective in neutralising enemy missiles.
The tests will involve the launch of an attack missile from an air force base in California and an interceptor, fired from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
The interceptor, designed to destroy a missile warhead by ramming it head-on, was launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands about 20 minutes after its target - an intercontinental ballistic missile - lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
During the test, both interceptors, carrying the Raytheon-built EKVs, were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, following the launch of a threat-representative ICBM target from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Toll gives the same detailed treatment to each major action from mid-1942 to mid-1944: Operation Galvanic (Tarawa), Operation Flintlock (Kwajalein Atoll), the aerial raid on Truk, the invasion of Saipan, the Battle of the Philippine Sea (also known as the Marianas Turkey Shoot) followed by landings on Guam and Tinian islands, and the US pursuit of the Japanese fleet following the Turkey Shoot.
Pursuant to the contract, the company will provide maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and custom made logistics support (TLS) to the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal installations in Hawaii, Guam and Kwajalein Atoll. Also, this single-award, firm-fixed-price contract has a five-year period of performance, the company added.
Construction of the Space Fence ground system will begin mid-2015 on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
The interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California failed to hit the long-range ballistic missile target fired from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The Vandenberg 15 and dozens of others were protesting the Feb 25 launch of a Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.