Raytheon Company will produce and deliver SM-3® Block IB interceptors under a $2.1 billion, multi-year U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract. It is the first multi-year contract for the SM-3 program, and covers fiscal years 2019–2023.
Tag Archives : Ballistic Missile
24 Feb 2020
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Navy and Raytheon are set to put the SM-3 Block IIA through its paces by testing the interceptor against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time.
18 Feb 2020
The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, on February 16, 2020.
13 Feb 2020
The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN 741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, Feb. 12.
06 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy conducted four scheduled missile test flights of unarmed Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) from USS Nebraska, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), off the coast of Southern California this week.
Leonardo demos outstanding BMD capabilities performed by its MFRA radar during Formidable Shield 2019
05 Sep 2019
The Italian Navy FREMM frigate Carlo Bergamini equipped with Leonardo’s MFRA was able to detect and track the launch and impact point of a ballistic missile. The MFRA radar demonstrated its ability to detect the full range of threats presented during the exercise.
31 Aug 2019
Lockheed Martin won a $326,998,037 missile defense agency (MDA) contract to design, develop, integrate, test and certify the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 6.0 capability.
24 Jun 2019
Several imageries and eyewitness accounts indicate that China likely conducted a missile launch on 2 June. Our colleagues from East Pendulum analyze the open source information and explain why the test could have involved the country’s next-generation submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the JL-3.
05 Apr 2019
North Korea may be building a new submarine capable of deploying submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLMB) South Korean newspaper "Chosun Ilbo" reported today.
26 Feb 2019
The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) completed the First Production Unit (FPU) of the W76-2 warhead Feb. 22 at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The W76-2 is a modification of the W76-1 warhead to provide a low-yield, sea-launched ballistic missile warhead capability.