U.S. Navy grope NEW FEATURES SM-3 interceptor missiles BLOCK IB

U.S. Navy grope NEW FEATURES SM-3 interceptor missiles BLOCK IB
U.S. Navy completed the launch of 2-missile SM-3 Block IB from Raytheon on board the missile cruiser Lake Erie one tactical missiles with multiple warheads, reports ASDNews September 19. First antimissile using kinetic interceptor successfully killed by a direct hit target.

SM-3 is a defensive weapon used in the United States and Japan to defend against ballistic missiles, short-and medium-range missiles. «Confidence in efficiency grows with each missile flight tests. When this instrument will be deployed in 2015, the United States and our allies will hold a very reliable defensive system, «said Raytheon Missile Systems President Dr. Lawrence Taylor (Taylor Lawrence).

During both tests missiles were launched successively. First hit the target, the second anti-missile missile was specifically designed to test the ability of the ship to control the flight of several missiles at once to defeat a variety of purposes. In the second missile was not job intercept target.

«We recruit an unlimited number of disk imaging capabilities of missiles, and in almost all cases, the interceptor missile far exceeds our expectations. It turns out, SM-3 Block IB can take on more complex scenarios of military deployment, such confidence makes the soil for a decision on mass production, «says the director of programs from the SM-3 Raytheon Missile Systems Dr. Mitch Stevison (Mitch Stevison).

This test was the 25th successful test flight of SM-3 and the fourth in the program modification of the SM-3 Block IB. Past missile very successful version of the SM-3 Block IA currently being deployed worldwide. Modification of the SM-3 Block IB is armed with two-color infrared seeker increased abilities and improved propulsion system, which accelerates the antimissile meet within the kill zone targets.

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