After MDA demonstrates 7x increase in defended area, Raytheon pitching EOR for older SM-3s

By Jason Sherman / March 31, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency are exploring options to extend the range of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB -- pushing the ballistic missile interceptor to dramatically expand a defended area by allowing the weapon to communicate with off-board radars -- a move that would require enhancing one of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system's newest features: Engage-on-Remote. Company executives said they are in discussions with the government about adding EOR to the SM-3 Block IB fleet after demonstrating the...

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