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U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
181026-D-YO069-177.JPG Photo By: Missile Defense Agency photo

KAUAI, Hawaii - A target missile is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility during Flight Test Standard Missile-45. USS John Finn (DDG 113) detected and tracked the target missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system. Upon acquiring and tracking the target, the ship launched an SM-3 Block IIA guided missile which intercepted the target.


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