On March 29, Raytheon announced that its Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) had successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target during a recent sea trial.

Advancement in Naval Defense: SM-6’s Interception Milestone

In a groundbreaking advancement for naval defense, Raytheon’s SM-6 has recently achieved this significant milestone, marking a crucial moment for the multi-mission weapon system.

The advanced weapon system recently underwent a software upgrade to enhance its capabilities prior to its test.

Test Details and Success Confirmation

The test involved the SM-6 Dual II (Block IA) configuration, launched from the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Preble (DDG-88), equipped with the Baseline 9.C2 variant of the Aegis Combat System.