During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target. An AN/TPY-2 radar, operating in forward-based mode, detected, discriminated and tracked the target throughout the target's trajectory.
"The SM-3 and AN/TPY-2 are two indispensable elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System," said Dr.
Adding to the complexity of the test, a terminal-mode AN/TPY-2 radar also detected, tracked and discriminated the threat. This capability enables additional engagement opportunities, allowing for a "shoot-access-shoot" layered missile defense if necessary.
"As ballistic missiles continue to proliferate and the weapons become more sophisticated, it's imperative the U.S. and our allies have proven, reliable defensive systems like SM-3 and AN/TPY-2," said
Keywords for this news article include: Weapons, Military, Missiles, Defense Systems,
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