Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MISSILE NEWS
U.S. Navy sets intercept record with SM-6 missile
by Ryan Maass
Point Mugu, Calif. (UPI) Sep 30, 2016


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

The U.S. Navy achieved the longest surface-to-air intercept in naval history using Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 in a recent flight test.

During the demonstration, Navy operators onboard the USS Princeton were able to successfully destroy an over-the-horizon target. The test aimed to integrate Navy ships, the SM-6, and airborne sensors into a single network using latest Aegis baseline 9 combat system.

Raytheon credits the successful operation to their SM-6's versatility on the battlefield.

"The multi-mission SM-6 is in a class of its own as it demonstrates its ability to go further, faster and counter more threats to offer maximum mission flexibility," SM-6 senior program director Mike Campisi said in a press release. "The missile's ability to defend against so many different threats makes it the go-to solution to meet modern fleet defense needs across the globe."

Prior to the demonstration, the SM-6 broke the previous long-range intercept record in January, beating its own milestone set in 2014.

Raytheon's SM-6 is deployed on a variety of naval platforms, including the U.S. Navy's cruisers and destroyers. The missile is designed to defend warfighers against both manned and unmanned airborne threats.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
MISSILE NEWS
Lockheed Martin delivers first modernized TACMS missile to U.S. Army
Dallas (UPI) Sep 30, 2016
Lockheed Martin has completed production of the first modernized Tactical Missile System and delivered it to the U.S. Army. The Tactical Missile System, also known as TACMS, is part of the Army's Service Life Extension Program. The new weapon has been refitted with updated warheads designed to hit their targets without leaving behind unexploded ordnance. They also include updated guidan ... read more


MISSILE NEWS
Lockheed's PAC-3 missile destroys ballistic missile targets in test

Saab gets order for man-portable air defense missile system

Lockheed gets $157 million U.S. Navy Aegis contract

Britain orders miniature anti-missile jammers

MISSILE NEWS
U.S. Navy sets intercept record with SM-6 missile

Lockheed Martin delivers first modernized TACMS missile to U.S. Army

Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract

USS Bonhomme Richard test-fires Sea Sparrow missile

MISSILE NEWS
Leonardo-Finmeccanica launches MALE RPAS program in Europe

Manned, unmanned helos coordinate missile attack

Schiebel, Diehl Defense strengthen cooperation

U.S. Navy approves Triton drone for production

MISSILE NEWS
SES unveils new tactical surveillance and communications solution

Newest DARPA Challenge: 'Shift Paradigm' With Robot Radio

SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network

The sky's no limit for young space professionals

MISSILE NEWS
Engility to aid Marines with new command-and-control gear

UV Lens for Smart Ballistics System

Sweden to buy 24 extra Archer howitzers

U.S. Marine Corps command and control system passes test

MISSILE NEWS
Three missing after S. Korea helicopter crashes at sea

Booz Allen Hamilton wins USMC support contract

Hughes, Airbus DS to expand partnership

Raytheon sued by former employee over Afghanistan fraud allegations

MISSILE NEWS
US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

Sweden to reintroduce military service

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

MISSILE NEWS
Scientists forge nanogold chains with atomic precision

NIST illuminates transfer of nanoscale motion through microscale machine

Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink

A versatile method to pattern functionalized nanowires




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement