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The US Navy Aegis missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today testing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system capability to defeat a synchronized raid, of nearly simultaneous attacks ballistic and cruise missiles. The test included three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean.
The advanced Standaard missile 3 (SM-3) Block 1B failed its first intercept test yesterday in a ballistic missile intercept test conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The missile was launched from BMD cruiser Lake Eire (CG70), at a short range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range facility in Hawaii.