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The attempt by the U.S. Navy to use an anti-missile missile to shoot down a potentially hazardous satellite will cost between $40 million and $60 million, Pentagon officials told CNN on Friday.

The missile alone costs almost $10 million, Lt. Gen. Carter Ham said at a Pentagon briefing. He declined to give an overall cost estimate.

"I think we're working with all the parties to [find] how much did it cost to modify the missiles, the fire control, that kind of business," he said. Read full article »

CNN's Mike Mount contributed to this report

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