The U.S. military has successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target during a missile defence test over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday.
Following target launch, the USS Lake Erie, equipped with the second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system, detected and tracked the missile with its onboard radar, then launched two missiles to engage the target.
The first of the two missiles successfully intercepted the target warhead. This was the "first salvo mission" of two SM-3 Block IB guided missiles launched simultaneously against a single target, the Pentagon was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
"This test exercised the latest version of the second-generation Aegis BMD Weapon System, capable of engaging longer range and more sophisticated ballistic missiles," the report added.
Aegis BMD is the naval component of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System. The flight test is the 27th successful intercept in 33 attempts for the Aegis BMD programme since flight testing began in 2002.
Across all Ballistic Missile Defense System programs, this is the 63rd successful hit-to-kill intercept in 79 flight test attempts since 2001.
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Lockheed Martin successfully intercepted a ballistic missile target using the second generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and SM-3 Block IB guided missile. By successfully launching, tracking, and engaging the newest medium-range ballistic missile target configuration during this operational test, known as Flight Test - Standard Missile-22 (FTM-22), Aegis BMD continued to demonstrate its capabilities to defend against the world's increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile threats
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