Raytheon’s SPY-6 Aces Most Complex Test Yet

February 5, 2019 – Raytheon Company’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 air and missile defense radar completed its latest test, exceeding all performance requirements. In the most stressing test to date, the radar searched for, detected, and maintained track on the target as predicted. SPY-6 integrated air and missile defense radar installed at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. “Now in production, AN/SPY-6(V)1 continues to stack up test successes and milestones, proving the maturity of its design and its exceptional capabilities,” said U.S. Navy Captain Seiko Okano, Major Program Manager…

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SM-3 Block IIA Launched From Aegis Ashore Intercepts IRBM Target During Operational Test

December 11, 2018 – The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03). This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability to track and intercept an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target with an Aegis Ashore-launched Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor. FTI-03 consisted of an IRBM target, air-launched by a U.S. Air Force C-17 from the…

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Japan Missile Defense Flight Test Successful Through Intercept

September 12, 2018 – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announce the successful completion of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept flight test, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. The event, designated Japan Flight Test Mission-05 (JFTM-05), was conducted in order to demonstrate a successful engagement of a target missile from the JS ATAGO using the sea-based midcourse engagement capability provided by Aegis BMD. [smartslider3 slider=88] The JFTM-05 test event verified the newest BMD…

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Standard Missile-3 intercepts ballistic missile target during Japanese test at sea

September 12, 2018 – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United States Missile Defense Agency completed a successful intercept flight test in cooperation with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) SM-3® Block IB missile intercepted a ballistic missile target, marking the first time Japan has tested the sophisticated interceptor as announced by MDA. The target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, and the interceptor was launched from the Japanese ship JS Atago (DDG-177), verifying the…

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Hawaii-based Ships Sortie ahead of Hurricane Lane

August 22, 2018 – Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, announced that U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. Ships that sortie will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. “Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the Pearl Harbor-based ships,” Fort said. “This allows the ships enough time to transit safely out of the path of…

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Pacific Missile Range Facility assists with Kauai relief

The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of isolated or displaced residents on Kauai this week after a devastating storm caused several landslides and massive flooding. The Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, is conducting the relief effort in coordination with U.S. Pacific Fleet. PMRF commanding officer, Capt. Vinnie Johnson, said, “”We are grateful for the opportunity to assist our neighbors and provide support to friends and loved ones.” Using a Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) vessel owned by the Navy and operated…

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Raytheon’s AMDR Successfully Executes First Ballistic Missile Test

March 31, 2017 – Raytheon Company’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar searched for, acquired and tracked a ballistic missile test target during the radar’s first dedicated Ballistic Missile Defense exercise at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, Hawaii. This result followed a series of successes for AN/SPY-6, including the tracking of integrated air and missile defense targets of opportunity, satellites and aircraft. “We remain on track to deliver an unprecedented capability to the Fleet. The live testing we’ve been doing here at PMRF continues to demonstrate the maturity of…

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Kratos Advanced Medium Range Ballistic Missile Target Supports Successful Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

Kratos, a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that (DRSS) Division successfully supported the (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53) as they completed the first intercept test of the SM-3 Blk IIA missile on . The successful SM-3 Blk IIA missile test, designated SFTM-01, was conducted against an advanced Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target, developed by and its Government and industry partners. The Kratos MRBM target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in before it was acquired and tracked by the USS…

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U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

February 3, 2017 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. The SM-3 Block IIA is being developed cooperatively by the United States and Japan to defeat medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The SM-3 Block IIA interceptor operates as part of…

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