Naval Warfare

Raytheon prepares for SM-3 against intercontinental ballistic missile test

23rd January 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The development of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) will continue in the coming months with further tests on targets beyond Earth’s upper atmosphere, as the USN works to expand its ballistic missile defence (BMD) capabilities. 

The SM-3 has completed more than 30 ‘exointercepts’ in trials, mainly using vessels such ...

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