Aegis, AMDR detected, tracked and launched simulated SM-6 against long-range hypersonic glide vehicle

By Jason Sherman / January 19, 2021 at 5:21 PM
The Aegis ballistic missile defense system demonstrated the ability to track a long-range hypersonic weapon during a non-intercept test executed in parallel with a March 2020 flight test of the Conventional Prompt Strike program, launching a simulated Standard Missile-6 against the actual hypersonic glide body during its 2,000-mile flight over the Pacific. The Pentagon's top weapons tester revealed this development in a report delivered to Congress and the defense secretary this month, including a brief description of the event. Director...

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