US Navy Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target in European Theater


Released on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Canada
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
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United Kingdom
United States of America
DDG 51 Flight I
Standard SM-2 Block IIIB
Standard SM-3 Block IA
ASD - At Sea Demonstration
DDG - Guided-Missile Destroyer
MTMD - Maritime Theater Missile Defense
US - United States
USS - United States Ship
USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile target in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum's At Sea Demonstration (ASD) Oct. 20, 2015.

This is first time a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided interceptor was fired on a non-U.S. range and the first intercept of a ballistic missile threat in the European theater.

For the scenario, a short-range Terrier Orion ballistic missile target was launched from Hebrides Range and was inflight simultaneously with two anti-ship cruise missiles fired at the coalition task group. Ross fired a SM-3 and successfully engaged the ballistic missile target in space. In its air defense role, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) fired a SM-2, which is the first time a SM-2 was fired on the Hebrides Range.

Source: USS Ross Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target During Coalition Test

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