USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Targets

June 1, 2021 – As part of the ongoing At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 exercise, destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) fired two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors to engage ballistic missile targets launched from the Hebrides Range, May 26 and May 30, 2021. “Today marks the dawn of a new day for maritime Ballistic Missile Defense and the seamless integration of combatant…

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