Raytheon SM-6 Missile Hits Target in Long-Range Navy Demo; Mike Campisi Comments

Raytheon logo_EbizA 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.

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