The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) achieved its first ever salvo test of the SM-3 Block IB missile, and the intercept took place at the highest altitude for the system to date. The first SM-3 IB that was launched successfully intercepted the target, a short-range ballistic missile described as “one of the most complex targets that we have shot to date,” says Mitch Stevison, Raytheon's SM-3 program manager. The second SM-3 IB was launched about 2 min. after the first, in accordance with ...


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