Artist’s concept of a hypersonic vehicle. DARPA Photo
Defense officials routinely tout the hypersonic weapons they hope to develop and field, but Raytheon’s leadership sees anti-hypersonic defensive technology as the better long-term business bet.
The Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD), and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, announced the successful completion of a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA flight test from the Point Mugu Sea Range, San Nicolas Island, California. Missile Defense Agency photo.
An SM-3 Block IIA missile test shot fired from an Aegis Ashore test site in Hawaii this week did not hit its target after a successful launch, Pentagon officials confirmed Thursday.
The U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Japan Ministry of Defense tested the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA at Point Mugu Sea Range on Dec. 8, 2015. Missile Defense Agency photo.
The Navy conducted a shore-based live-fire test of the Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IIA ballistic missile interceptor this week in coordination with the Missile Defense Agency and Japan Ministry of Defense. Read More