In a first, Navy destroyer intercepts ballistic missile and anti-ship drone threats at the same time

By Nick Wilson / October 26, 2023 at 11:26 AM
For the first time, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer simultaneously intercepted short-range ballistic missile threats and anti-ship drone threats during an Integrated Air and Missile Defense test, according to a Wednesday Missile Defense Agency announcement . During the test, guided missile destroyer Carl M. Levin (DDG-120), a ballistic missile defense-configured Aegis ship, detected, tracked and executed intercepts of “two short-range ballistic missile targets while concurrently demonstrating an Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) engagement of two subsonic anti-ship cruise missile drone targets,” the announcement...

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