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MDA touts potential capability of Aegis interceptor against ICBMs

May 16, 2018 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Missile Defense Agency is confident in the potential ability of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA weapon to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles, despite not being designed to do so, after lawmakers asked MDA to test the ship-based interceptor against such targets. Rear Adm. Jon Hill, deputy director of MDA, says "if you do the math and you do the analysis," the SM-3 Block IIA has the ability to intercept ICBMs. Since Standard Missiles are deployed on Navy ships outfitted with...

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