The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has achieved its third successful test of the Raytheon SM-3 IB interceptor as well as its first flight demonstration of a new ballistic missile target designed by Lockheed Martin. The SM-3 IB intercepted its third target in four tries during a May 16 test in the Pacific. The USS Lake Erie acquired what the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) calls a “separating short-range ballistic missile target” and guided its SM-3 IB in for the intercept. More complex ...

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