US Navy Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin supported USS John Paul Jones has fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles from the Aegis Combat System against a medium-range ballistic missile target.
During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target, the company announced Wednesday.
This exercise marked the seventh intercept test of the Aegis Baseline 9.1 (BMD 5.0CU) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tracking and engagement capabilities and the third successful SM-6 BMD intercept test using Baseline 9.1.
"The recent ballistic missile defense test off the coast of Hawaii demonstrates that Aegis can execute complicated missions against a medium-range ballistic missile target," said Paul Klammer, director, Aegis BMD, for Lockheed Martin.
The test, called Flight Test Standard Missile– 27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2), demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the Aegis Weapon System and how it has continually evolved to counter advanced threats.
Japan is launching a feasible study to add US-built Aegis missile defense system to its defense capability amid rising nuclear threats by North Korea. Deployment of a land-based Aegis Ashore system could take place several years from now, the government sources told Japan Times Friday
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $77 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts. The contract includes the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build, US department of defense said in a statement Saturday
Lockheed Martins F-35 Lightning II and and the Aegis weapon system worked together for the first time during a live-fire exercise. The joint exercise Monday between the company, the U
South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has inked 18.1 billion won (US$15
Lockheed Martin has won a $428 million contract to continue modernizing Aegis combat systems on US Navy ships. The US Navy awarded Lockheed an initial contract worth $26
The US State Department has approved a possible sale to Japan of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B Missiles and 13 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 2A Missiles for an estimated cost of $561 million. The missiles will provide Japan with an increased ballistic missile defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States and Japan and is expected to be completed by December 2018, a US DoD release said
Japans Ministry of Defense has disclosed that the cost for two batteries of the Aegis Ashore missile interception system it intends to procure from the United States is over 200 billion yen (US$ 1.7 Billion) which will be added to the national budget from fiscal 2019 onwards
The US state department has refuted allegation of US non-compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty alleging Russia of refusing to engage in any serious discussion of US concerns on existence of a prohibited missile system with Russia. The Russian Federation has sought to deflect US concerns by accusing the United States of being the party in violation of the INF Treaty, the state department stated in a Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet published last Friday
The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 (FS-17) from Sept. 24 – Oct
Japan is seeking new powerful radar, known as Spy-6 from the United States to boost the range of its interceptor missiles to add a new layer of defense to help counter North Koreas missile advances. Reuters quotes government sources as saying that Spy-6 radar is capable of detecting threats faster at better range than their existing technologies
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