IRBM Kill Clears SM-3 IIA For Aegis Ashore Upgrade

Credit: SM-3: MDA
A successful test by an SM-3 IIA on Dec. 10 checks several boxes in the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) plans to deploy Aegis Ashore batteries in Europe and Japan and to launch interceptors based on tracking data received from other sensors. The land-based SM-3 variant engaged a target launched...

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