U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin line up Aegis upgrades to counter increasingly challenging ballistic missile threats
The U.S. Navy, backed by several allied navies including those of Japan, the Netherlands and Spain, is continuing to make progress toward building a credible sea-based missile defense capability. The latest milestone was achieved off Kauai, Hawaii, Nov. 6 when the Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) intercepted and destroyed two short-range ballistic missile targets simultaneously. The cruiser was equipped with Lockheed Martin’s latest Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD) ...
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