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Navy, MDA Perform Second Interception Test With Raytheon-Made Missile

Navy, MDA Perform Second Interception Test With Raytheon-Made Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Navy, MDA Perform Second Interception Test With Raytheon-Made Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency have tested the interception performance of the Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3‘s Block-IIA variant with a land-launched target.

The Navy’s USS John Finn destroyer launched the SM-3 IIA missile to intercept the ballistic target during the test in Hawaii, marking the missile’s second fulfilled interception, Raytheon said Friday.

“This second intercept for the SM-3 Block IIA is a success we share with the Missile Defense Agency and the country of Japan, our cooperative development partners,” said Taylor Lawrence, president at Raytheon Missile Systems.

The SM-3’s IIA variant is equipped with bigger rocket motors and kinetic warhead for use against threats outside the atmosphere.

Aerojet Rocketdyne provided its MK 72 booster as part of the missile’s propulsion system during the test.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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