Aegis Intercepts In First-Ever Salvo Test

By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.com, Michael Fabey mike.fabey@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

FTM-21 is the 27th successful intercept in 33 flight test attempts for the Aegis BMD program since flight testing began in 2002.

SM-3 is set for another test in the coming weeks that is the final trial that – if successful – is needed for the system to graduate to full-rate production.


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