Tag Archives: SM-3

Raytheon Applies AI, Machine Learning to Defense Tech Modeling, Simulation

Raytheon MDC video wall

Raytheon Technologies has infused emerging technology into the company's modeling and simulation process as part of efforts to help defense customers visualize the performance of weapons systems before they make procurement decisions. The company said Wednesday an engineering team within its missile and defense business used artificial intelligence and machine learning to put a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile through digital testing ahead of a flight test demonstration conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency in November last year.

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U.S. MDA, Japan Test Raytheon-Made Interceptor Missile

The Missile Defense Agency and Japan’s maritime self-defense force demonstrated the interceptor function of a Raytheon-made missile during a recent flight test near Kauai, Hawaii. Japan’s JS Atago launched Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB unit to intercept a ballistic missile target with the support of the U.S. Navy, Raytheon said Wednesday. The test …

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Lockheed Supports NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Tests in Atlantic Ocean

Lockheed Martin has assisted the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency in a series of ballistic missile defense tests in the Atlantic Ocean during the Formidable Shield 2017 naval exercise that involved eight NATO member nations. Formidable Shield aimed to showcase interoperability between NATO allies using the organization’s command-and-control reporting structures …

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Raytheon SM-3 Intercepts Missile Target in NATO-Led Exercise

Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 technology has engaged and intercepted a ballistic missile target off the coast of Scotland during a NATO-led multinational operational exercise. The SM-3 test occurred as part of the Formidable Shield 17 missile defense exercise that replicated naval and air battle scenarios, Raytheon said Tuesday. The company also provided Standard Missile-2 and Evolved …

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Raytheon’s SM-3 Block IIA Missile Accomplishes Initial Intercept Flight Test

A Raytheon defensive missile has completed the first U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency flight test that sought to evaluate its capacity to intercept ballistic missile threats. Raytheon said Saturday the USS John Paul Jones guided missile destroyer launched the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA during the test to intercept a land-launched target. The demonstration sought to evaluate …

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US Navy, MDA, Japan Test Raytheon SM-3 Variant; Taylor Lawrence Comments

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Navy and the Japanese defense department have demonstrated a variant of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 weapon during a live-fire flight test in Point Mogu, California. Raytheon built a 21-inch-diameter system against medium and intermediate ballistic missile threats for U.S. and Japan’s SM-3 Cooperative Development Project, MDA said Tuesday. The company said its SM-3 …

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