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09.05.2012 - První test SM-3 Block IB proběhl úspěšně

When the test was fired the target missile, short range from the device of the pacific missile firing range (Pacific Missile Range Facility) on the island of Kauai. She was captured and tracked by radar AN/SPY-1 on board USS Lake Erie (CG-70) equipped with the weapons system of the second generation Aegis BMD 4.0.1. The vessel set off a few missile SM-3 Block IB, which subsequently hit the target missile and destroy it by the kinetic energy.
This test, Flight Test Standard Missile-16 (FTM-16) Event 2a, was the first successful test missile SM-3 Block IB and the system of the Aegis BMD 4.0.1. Overall, it was a 22. a successful test of the 27 flight tests program the Aegis BMD. Previous successful tests have been carried out missile SM-3 Block IA and system-Aegis BMD 3.6.1.

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