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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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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Next-gen Standard Missile-3 completes first intercept test

February 4, 2017 – The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed the first successful intercept flight test of a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA, a defensive weapon designed to defeat short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. Crew members onboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) launched a SM-3 Block IIA, which successfully engaged and destroyed a land-launched target resembling an advanced ballistic missile threat. “The SM-3 Block IIA program continues to reflect MDA’s commitment to maturing this regional ballistic missile defense capability for the defense of our nation,…

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Next Generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Engages Medium Range Ballistic Missile Target

 February 6, 2017 – USS John Paul Jones, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, used the latest evolution of her Aegis Combat System to detect, track, engage and launch a missile to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target. This exercise marked the first shipboard demonstration of the Aegis Baseline 9.2 (BMD 5.1) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tracking and engagement capabilities against more complex threats with increased battle space in support of the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect Europe from ballistic missile attack. The…

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US, Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

February 4, 2017 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense, 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). 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 the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system and can be launched…

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