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MDA completes ‘first of a kind’ ICBM missile defence test

17th November 2020 - 16:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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FTM-44 was arranged to show how Missile Defense Agency can use the USN Aegis Combat System (equipped with the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA) to intercept intercontinental threats

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced on 17 November that it has conducted a successful interception test of a Northrop Grumman-built Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target, using a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA ballistic missile defense interceptor.

Raytheon co-developed the interceptor with Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Involved as the Aegis ...

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