Upgraded Aegis Combat System Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target Flight Test

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  • 08:09 AM, April 4, 2023
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Upgraded Aegis Combat System Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target Flight Test
Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 31 Event 1a (FTM-31 E1a) @Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy’s USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully intercepted a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target using upgraded Aegis software during a recent flight test.

This marks the first Aegis Baseline 9.C2.0 (BMD 5.1) intercept of an MRBM target using the Standard Missile–6 Dual II with software upgrade.

This test was supported by the Navy, Missile Defense Agency, Lockheed Martin, and other partners.

“Aegis has evolved to counter air, ballistic missiles and evolving threats across multiple domains from all regions, ranges and during all phases of flight,” said Joe DePietro, vice president and general manager of Naval Combat and Missile Defense Systems at Lockheed Martin.

Aegis can deliver new capabilities, including solutions that integrate both SPY-1 and solid-state radars, and the SPY-7 family of radars.

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