Simulated attack on aircraft carrier in 'most complex' missile defense test yields qualified result

By Jason Sherman / July 26, 2021 at 11:43 AM
The Missile Defense Agency, in the "most complex" missile defense flight test to date, is claiming partial success only in an attempted intercept of two short-range ballistic missile targets during the terminal phase -- a simulated last-line-of-defense for an aircraft carrier -- marking a second consecutive qualified result for the Standard Missile-6 Dual II variant since May. On July 24, MDA and the Navy conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 (FTM-33) in waters northwest of Hawaii, the agency announced...

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