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Standard SM-2 Block IIIB  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$2.7 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Standard Missile
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 11,000
Family Members: Standard SM-1 ER, Standard SM-1 MR, Standard SM-2 Block II, Standard SM-2 Block III, Standard SM-2 Block IIIA, Standard SM-2 Block IIIC, Standard SM-2 Block IV, Standard SM-2 Block IVA, Standard SM-3 Block IA, Standard SM-3 Block IB, Standard SM-3 Block IIA, Standard SM-3 Block IIB, Standard SM-4 LASM, Standard SM-6 Block I and Standard SM-6 Block IA
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Description: The RIM-66/67 Standard missile were developed as the replacement for Terrier, Talos and Tartar surface-to-air missiles. It is an all-weather, supersonic, ship-launched, medium to long-range fleet air defense missile providing defense for an entire fleet area. There are 5 major types of Standard missiles: the SM-1, SM-2, SM-3, SM-4 and SM-6. The SM-1, SM-2 and SM-6 are air defense missiles, the SM-3 is intended exclusively against medium/long-range ballistic missiles and the SM-4 is a land attack missile. SM-4 development remains uncertain. The baseline Standard, the SM-1 model, was a semi-active radar guided missile while late models incorporate advanced signals processing, GPS, IR-guidance system as well as other refinements. The Standard missile is operational in frigates, destroyers and cruisers of 14 navies all over the world. The First Standard missile was deployed by US Navy's surface ships in 1970.

The Standard SM-2 Block IIIB features the same RF guidance system of the IIIA plus a side-mounted active Infrared seeker. This dual mode guidance system is suitable against aircraft and missiles heavily protected by the latest ECM. It also provides an enhanced capability to counter low-flying targets beyond the line of sight. The Block IIIB can be applied as an upgrade kit to existing Standard Block II/III missiles. On May 4, 2006, the US Navy awarded Raytheon a $142 million contract for the production of Standard Missiles-2 SM-2 comprising 75 Block IIIB missiles and 80 Block IIIB conversion kits.

Standard SM-2 Block IIIB Applications

Fighting Ships Atago CG 47 (VLS) DDG 51 Flight I DDG 51 Flight II DDG 51 Flight IIA DW3000F F100 Alvaro de Bazan F110 Hobart Hunter Iroquois KDX-III Kongo Maya Protection Systems AEGIS

Standard SM-2 Block IIIB Specifications

Number of Stages: 1
Diameter: 340 millimeter (13.4 inch)
Length: 4.72 meter (186 inch)
Wingspan: 920 millimeter (36.2 inch)
Max Range: 160 kilometer (86 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 20,000 meter (10.8 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 3.50 mach (4,184 kph)
Weight: 706 kilogram (1,556 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Standard SM-2 Block IIIB News

There are 32 news between
10 Apr 2003 and 26 Feb 2020
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020US Navy Test Fires Standard Missile SM-2 Block IIIB Missile
Friday, May 17, 2019FMS: Korea Requests Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles
Friday, May 3, 2019South Korea to Buy Three More KDX-III Destroyers and Three More KSS-III Submarines
Tuesday, October 23, 2018South Korean Navy Successfully Test Fires Standard SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB Missiles
Tuesday, June 26, 2018FMS: Spain Requests Sale of Five AEGIS Mk 7 Combat Systems
Wednesday, October 18, 2017NATO Conducts Complex Ballistic Missile Defense off the Coast of Scotland
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Global Demand Sparks Standard Missile-2 Production Restart
Friday, June 16, 2017US Navy Awards Raytheon Standard Missile SM-2 Production Contract
Tuesday, July 19, 2016FMS: Japan Requests Sale of 246 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles
Tuesday, July 5, 2016FMS: Republic of Korea Wants 17 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles and Containers

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