SM-6 Intercepts First Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

Credit: Two Raytheon-built SM-6 Dual I missiles were fired against a "complex medium-range ballistic missile target" off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, after midnight on Dec. 14: Missile Defense Agency
The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy have intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 Dual 1 for the first time. This first intercept test of 2016 marks another significant step toward the construction of a multilayered missile shield for the U...

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