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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from 'over-the-horizon'

USS Desert Ship (LLS-1)The U.S. Navy's USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated 'over-the-horizon' threat.

This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA), a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne sensors into a single network.

"This flight test is yet another demonstration of SM-6 providing the U.S. Navy with critical defensive capabilities against emerging threats," said Capt. Michael Ladner, Program Executive Office, Integrated Weapon Systems (PEO IWS) 3.0 Surface Ship Weapons major program manager.

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