A Raytheon-developed missile has engaged a target in the U.S. Navy's long-distance surface-to-air strike demonstration in June.
The destroyer USS John Paul Jones launched a set of Standard Missile-6 interceptors to hit over-the-horizon missile targets in a series of three tests, Raytheon said Thursday.
SM-6 also destroyed a target moving at supersonic speeds in a separate test.
“The missile's ability to use networked sensors to engage threats beyond the ship radar's horizon makes it the most advanced extended range area defense weapon in existence,“ said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's SM-6 senior program director.
The Navy performed the three tests under the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air mission area.