SM-3 Block 11A Intercept of IRBM

12/13/2018
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03).  This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability…

Continued Progress on Missile Defense

05/26/2016
05/26/2016: The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on Kauai, Hawaii. The flight test, designated Flight Test Other-21 (FTX-21),…

Simultaneous Target Acquisition and Destruction Missile Defense Test

11/08/2014
11/08/2014: The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline (BL) 9.C1…

Aegis Ashore Testing Progresses

05/22/2014
05/22/2014: This video highlights the initial Aegis ashore test. Credit Video: Missile Defense Agency:5/21/14 The Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy, and sailors at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), successfully conducted the first flight test involving components of the Aegis Ashore system.…

Complex Missile Defense Test: A System of Systems Appraoch in Action

12/23/2013
12/23/2013: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Army Soldiers from the 94th and 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC); U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and airmen from the 613th Air and Space Operations Center successfully conducted the largest, most complex missile defense flight test…

Missile Defense Agency – FTM-18 Flight Test

07/02/2012
07/02/2012:The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the intercept of a target missile over the Pacific Ocean. Missile Defense Agency - FTM-18 Flight Test from SldInfo.com on Vimeo.…

An Update on Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense

03/10/2011
Photo Credit: SM3 Missile Launch,  http://news.cnet.com 03/10/2011 - The Obama Administration has placed significant emphasis on continuing the upgrade path for the Aegis BMD program.  By cancelling the Bush missile defense program in Europe, de facto, the Administration highlighted its commitment to Aegis as a key element for global missile…