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SM-3 Block IIA Ballistic Missile Interceptor And Anti-Satellite Weapon (Infographics)

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SM-3 Block IIA Ballistic Missile Interceptor And Anti-Satellite Weapon (Infographics)

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Raytheon’s SM-3 Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target Outside Of Earth’s Atmosphere For First Time Ever (November 17, 2020):

For the first time in world history, an intercontinental ballistic missile target was intercepted outside of the Earth’s atmosphere via Raytheon’s SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile defense interceptor.

“This first-of-its-kind test shows that our nation has a viable option for a new layer of defense against long-range threats,” said Bryan Rosselli, vice president of Strategic Missile Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

The SM-3 family of ballistic missile defense interceptors has executed more exo-atmospheric intercepts than all other missiles combined and is the only weapon of its kind employed from both ships and land. The number sits at 30.

SM-3 Block IIA Ballistic Missile Interceptor And Anti-Satellite Weapon (Infographics)

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The interceptor uses sheer force, rather than an explosive warhead, to destroy its target. Its “kill vehicle” hits threats with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 mph.

This technique, referred to as “hit-to-kill,” has been likened to intercepting a bullet with another bullet

SM-3 Block IIA Ballistic Missile Interceptor And Anti-Satellite Weapon (Infographics)

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In December 2019, the MDA awarded Raytheon a $1 billion SM-3 Block IIA contract. Earlier that year, the U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of up to 73 SM-3 Block IIA missiles for an estimated cost of $3.295 billion. In Japan, the missile will equip the AEGIS Ashore and new Maya-class destroyers.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space sensors were also part of the historic test from low-earth orbit. The sensors detected and tracked the target and relayed the data to decision makers in a demonstration of space-based early warning.

The video below shows an intercept being carried out, inside the atmosphere back in 2018.

This one is being launched from a ship, while the one below is being launched from land.

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Lone Ranger

Only works exo atmospheric, and has a hit to kill approach.
An S-400 or A-235 easily outperforms it.

Ray " Uncle Sam"

and i am pretty sure the hit only works when the balistic missile flew in a straight line!

Lone Ranger

Indeed.

occupybacon

No balistic missile fly in straight line.

JIMI JAMES

And the rest,no substitute for defending freedom,these cowards are the 4th reicht clowns,going down,down,down to hell eternal,what they get for serving incestive nwo/ p00fs!

occupybacon

And the AK-47 outperforms it.

Lone Ranger

At close range for sure ?

occupybacon

And two at double range

Oliver Eitel

AEGIS Ashore the good system of NATO…which can’t handle more than 6 incoming missiles at time….haha just fire 7 and ships gone….besides didn’t the Russians turn it off with an EMP mounted on old SU from them 70s? And made the Americans shitting their pants…..while in Black Sea…

JIMI JAMES

Meantime their zeigh heir 4th reicht sas units were disbanded to be exiled,trialed and sentenced for the dozens of unsolicited murders on unarmed civilians in afghanistan between 2005-2016,so
best they put an end to the bush/nazi doctrine,the world has had enough of facist degenerate kweers to say the very least,rest assured justice will prevail bushs head then,so be it,losers!

occupybacon

Jimi, this is not the Wailing Wall.

cechas vodobenikov

US girl missile enjoys relations w LGBT amerikan transgender missile–they marry and claim victory

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