7 September 2013
The Defense Department announced Friday that a Raytheon SM-3 Block 1B interceptor, the most advanced interceptor being developed for launch from a ship, successfully hit a target during a flight test from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai late Thursday. Because this was the fifth successful back-to-back flight test, it is believed that the SM-3 Block 1B can go into production whenever the government gives authorization to proceed. The interceptor has been scheduled to be deployed by the Navy in 2015. (Image Credi: USN)
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