Missile test demonstrates extended range on SM-6News
March 07, 2016
PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii. The U.S. Navy completed a missile test, in which Raytheon?s Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) engaged five targets and exceeded its range record set on June 2014.
The test demonstrated the SM-6 maximum down range and a maximum cross range intercepts in over-the-horizon, engage-on-remote missions.
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) executed the test with five SM-6 missiles for a Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation, which will allow officials to evaluate the SM-6 for full operational capability in 2017.
USS Gridley (DDG-101) was on standby for engage-on-remote missions as the AEGIS assist ship.
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