Standard SM-3 Block IIB  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Next Generation Aegis Missile, RIM-161 and SM-3 IIB
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing and Lockheed Martin
Parent System: Standard Missile
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: ?
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 IIIB, 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-4 LASM, Standard SM-6 Block I and Standard SM-6 Dual 1
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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-3 missile is a derivative of Standard SM-2 Block IV developed to counter medium and long-range ballistic missiles and is a part of the Navy Theater Wide program. The SM-3 features a Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) in addition of the Mk-72 booster and the Mk-104 rocket motor, a GPS/INS guidance section, and the LEAP (Lightweight Exo-atmospheric Projectile) kinetic warhead. The SM-3's warhead will be a hit-to-kill vehicle and the SM-3 would be optimized for the next generation of the AEGIS weapons system outfitted with the SPY-1E radar available from 2006 or 2007.

The Standard SM-3 Block IIB, also known as the Next Generation Aegis Missile, is intended to provide early intercept capability against intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats. In April 2011, the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded two teams lead by Lockheed Martin and Boeing a 32-month $43 million contract for concept definition and planning phase of the project. The SM-3 IIB will be a key element of the fourth phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach, which will provide enhanced capabilities against threats on a global basis. The missile will be integrated into the Aegis Weapon System, with the Aegis BMD 5.1 Fire Control and the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, as part of the land-based Aegis Ashore capability.

Standard SM-3 Block IIB Applications


Artillery Systems Aegis Ashore Protection Systems Aegis BMD

Standard SM-3 Block IIB Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 340 millimeter (13.4 inch)
Length: 6.55 meter (258 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 500 kilometer (270 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 250 kilometer (155 mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 8 mach (9,564 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Standard SM-3 Block IIB News

There are 3 news between
8 Apr 2011 and 21 May 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015US Aegis Ships Could Be Used for Release of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Against Russia
Monday, April 11, 2011Boeing Receives Contract for Standard Missile SM-3 Block IIB Concept Design
Friday, April 8, 2011Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Concept Definition of Standard Missile-3 Block IIB

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