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Aegis Ashore launches Standard Missile-3 for first time

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Aegis Ashore launches Standard Missile-3 for first time

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system, which is designed to protect U.S. deployed and NATO forces in Europe from ballistic missile attack.

The non-intercept scenario tested the safe launch and fly-out of an SM-3 Block IB against a simulated target; an intercept flight test is scheduled for next year.

"The capability to deploy the SM-3 at sea and on land gives combatant commanders operational, deployment and logistical flexibility," said Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The missile can be used in either construct in varying missions and locations with no modification."

The land-based system uses the same SM-3 missile deployed on Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ships today and currently holds 24 SM-3 missiles at one time. The Aegis Ashore system also possesses the capacity for additional launchers and missiles.

"The SM-3 Block IB deployed for the first time earlier this year at sea, and the success of this Aegis Ashore test keeps us on track to deploy the missile on land in 2015," said Dr. Mitch Stevison, Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 senior director.

According to the European Phased Adaptive Approach plan for missile defense, the first Aegis Ashore site will be operational in Romania in 2015. The second Aegis Ashore site is on track for Poland in 2018. Both sites will be capable of launching SM-3 Block IAs, IBs and IIAs (2018).

About land-based Standard Missile-3

Whether launched from sea or ashore, SM-3s destroy incoming ballistic missile threats in space using nothing more than sheer impact, which is equivalent to a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph. In both land and sea-based versions, the U.S. Navy leverages the same logistics and support infrastructure for both land- and sea-based SM-3s, which saves money, time and training.

The program has completed 26 successful intercepts in space.
More than 180 SM-3s have been delivered to the U.S. and Japan to date.
All Aegis Ashore testing takes place in the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex, which will remain at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.

http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2571
 

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Buncha posts on the interwebs today about that vapor trail and "what is it what is it?"
 

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Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System VLS and deckhouse
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NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania  (May 10, 2016) File video depicting inside the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS)  the deckhouse and a Vertical Launch System (VLS)  at NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania. The AAMDSuses a nearly identical configuration of the Vertical Launch System, fire control system, and SPY-1 radar currently in use aboard Aegis cruisers and destroyers deployed around the world. The AAMDS is a key element in Phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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Jeb said:
Buncha posts on the interwebs today about that vapor trail and "what is it what is it?"
 

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^----LOL Saw that the other day.
 

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Aegis BMD notches a first: tracking ballistic missile target within Earth's atmosphere

The newest version of the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System demonstrated for the first time the ability to detect and track a medium-range ballistic missile target flying within the Earth's atmosphere during a test over the Pacific Ocean, the Missile Defense Agency said in a statement.
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Counter boost glide threat?
 

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bobbymike said:
Aegis BMD notches a first: tracking ballistic missile target within Earth's atmosphere

The newest version of the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System demonstrated for the first time the ability to detect and track a medium-range ballistic missile target flying within the Earth's atmosphere during a test over the Pacific Ocean, the Missile Defense Agency said in a statement.
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Counter boost glide threat?
More detail would be nice. I find it difficult to believe they haven't done this MANY times before.
 

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MDA Press Release

http://www.mda.mil/news/16news0003.html

I don't see the word 'first' although it might be in reference to the specific BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade??
 

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bobbymike said:
MDA Press Release

http://www.mda.mil/news/16news0003.html

I don't see the word 'first' although it might be in reference to the specific BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade??
"The newest version of the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System demonstrated for the first time"

Yeah, that could be it. It could be interpreted either way. This version is the first version to OR this is the first time this version has demonstrated. . .

Another source would seem to indicate my original interpretation of the statement as correct:

"This exercise marked the first demonstration of Aegis’s ability to conduct a complicated tracking exercise against a MRBM during its endo phase of flight. "

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/173969/aegis-missile-defense-system-tracks-simulated-missile.html

Which almost beggars belief.
 

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sferrin said:
bobbymike said:
MDA Press Release

http://www.mda.mil/news/16news0003.html

I don't see the word 'first' although it might be in reference to the specific BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade??
"The newest version of the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System demonstrated for the first time"

Yeah, that could be it. It could be interpreted either way. This version is the first version to OR this is the first time this version has demonstrated. . .

Another source would seem to indicate my original interpretation of the statement as correct:

"This exercise marked the first demonstration of Aegis’s ability to conduct a complicated tracking exercise against a MRBM during its endo phase of flight. "

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/173969/aegis-missile-defense-system-tracks-simulated-missile.html

Which almost beggars belief.
Sorry I meant in the body of the MDA press release I didn't see it.
 

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http://csbaonline.org/publications/2016/05/winning-the-salvo-competition-rebalancing-americas-air-and-missile-defenses/

http://csbaonline.org/2016/05/17/america-needs-an-air-and-missile-defense-revolution/
 

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/08/17/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-plans-installation-land-based-aegis-missile-defense-system-amid-north-korea-threats/#.WZiqyFGQw2x
 
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