Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles

USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System August 30th. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target. This exercise marked the seventh successful intercept test of the Aegis Baseline 9.1 (BMD 5.0CU) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tracking and engagement capabilities and the third successful SM-6 BMD intercept test using Baseline…

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