Major test over Pacific pairs next-gen missile interceptor, next-gen Aegis radar for first time

By Jason Sherman / February 9, 2024 at 9:08 AM
The U.S. military executed one of the "most complex" ballistic missile defense tests to date, pairing for the first time the most advanced Aegis guided missile interceptor with its next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar to shoot down a medium-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. On Feb. 8, the Missile Defense Agency and the Navy executed the intercept as an ancillary event attached to Flight Test Other (FTX)-23, a tracking exercise whose main objective was to perform target...

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