A Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) launches from the aft Vertical Launching System (VLS) aboard destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG-77) in 2006. US Navy Photo This post was updated to include the current location of USS The Sullivans (DDG-68). The Navy has restricted […]
The United States successfully tested the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, or BMD, system over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, simultaneously destroying one ballistic missile target and two cruise missile targets, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, announced in a statement.
In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets simultaneously with a Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-2s in a complex integrated air and missile defense exercise. […]
Dec. 19, 2012 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is planning another major flight trial involving multiple targets and multiple interceptors to increasingly challenge its young missile defense shield’s ability to handle “raids,” or multiple threats launched simultaneously. The […]