Preliminary results show that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency scored three of five attempted missile intercepts in a first-ever integrated flight exercise combining engagements from the PAC-3 area defense system, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system and an SM-3IA-equipped Aegis ship. 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 ...
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