langue en Raytheon Company - 03/05/2019

FTM-21 Navy Ship Launches Two Missile Defenders Against Target in Unprecedented Test

In a first-of-its-kind drill, the U.S. Navy consecutively launched two Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles at a single target in a test high above Earth's atmosphere on September 18, 2013.

By a margin of seconds, the first SM-3 won the race, destroying the target and confirming the ability of warships to launch multiple missiles at one time against an incoming ballistic missile threat.

For more information on this missile test, visit: http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/feature/rms13_ftm21

For more information on Standard Missile-3, visit: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/sm-3