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Beefing up Defense Against Chinese ‘Carrier Killers’
The U.S. Navy yesterday intercepted a medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using the new SM-6 Dual I interceptor, proving the capability of the upgraded multi-mission missile to defend the fleet against 'carrier killer' ballistic missiles.
SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets
The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
SM-6 ‘Dual 1’ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live...
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy conducted a successful series of missile intercepts in the Pacific Ocean last week, demonstrating the capability of a newly modified missile interceptor to defeat short range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with the same weapon. The SM-6 was designed from the start to defeat air breathing targets such as cruise missiles, but the recent test was the first to demonstrate the modified variant's capability to defeat ballistic threat missiles in their final seconds of flight.
Seoul to Invest US$63 Billion in Strategic Deterrence, Missile Defense
The South Korean defense ministry submitted to the parliament a 214.5 trillion won (US$192.6 billion) budget request for the 2014-2018 fiscal year period. The...
SM-6 Naval Air Defense Missile
Raytheon has conducted the fourth guided vehicle test flight of the Standard Missile-6, clearing the way for the missile's at-sea testing this year. The...