Preliminary results show that the Missile Defense Agency scored three of five attempted missile intercepts in the first integrated flight exercise to combine engagements from three different defense systems. Both non-intercepts were targets that were engaged by the Aegis ship USS Fitzgerald employing Raytheon SM-3IA missiles. Despite what MDA officials call a “nominal” SM-3IA flight, the missile failed to intercept an Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicle-B short-range ballistic missile. ...

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