Corona Navy Innovation Contributes to Successful ICBM Intercept Test

November 24, 2020 – As USS John Finn (DDG 113) launched the SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test near Hawaii Nov. 16, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division engineers worked quietly behind the scenes. Finn, an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, successfully intercepted and destroyed an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target during a flight test demonstration where the…

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U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

November 17, 2020 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov.…

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Aegis combat system upgrade unlocks increased air and missile defence capability

September 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s national security with Navy’s Hobart Class destroyers set to undergo an Aegis combat system upgrade which will increase the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) air and missile defence capability. The Hobart Class will also have an Australian developed interface installed to integrate the Aegis combat system with the rest of the…

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USS Roosevelt Brings New Capabilities to Sixth Fleet

May 16, 2020 – USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived at its new homeport, Naval Station Rota, Spain, after conducting a regional patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) area of operations, May 16, 2020. Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is replacing USS Carney (DDG 64) in the first of several scheduled homeport…

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US & Japan Participate in Resilient Shield 2020

February 21, 2020 – U.S. and Japan Armed Forces will be participating in Resilient Shield 2020 starting Feb. 24, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…

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