|Testing begins on Australia's first Aegis missile-defense system|
NTI - Global Security Newswire, 14 Aug 2009.
Australia's first Aegis missile-defense system began testing Wednesday at a New Jersey facility operated by the weapon's U.S. manufacturer, defense contractor Lockheed Martin.
The sea-based Aegis is slated to undergo four months of tests before being sent to a shipyard in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed said in a release. There, it would be mounted on the first of three destroyers scheduled to receive the system.