Standard Missile Shows Versatility with “Juliet” Flight Test

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Sunday, August 17, 2014
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The Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range Aug. 14.
 

During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile's ability to intercept a subsonic, low- altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow-on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned for SM-6's missile performance and demonstration.
 
"This event demonstrated SM-6's ability to detect and engage a slow moving target in the presence of complex land clutter," said Jim Schuh, Anti-Air Warfare Missiles technical director at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, which is among the Navy's SM-6 partners. "It is another victory for this very versatile weapon."
 
The SM-6 provides an over-the-horizon engagement capability when launched from an Aegis warship. It uses the latest in hardware and software missile technology to provide needed capabilities against evolving threats.
 
"This is an important achievement for Naval warfare," said Capt. Michael Ladner, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems 3.0 Program Manager. "SM-6 is undoubtedly the most advanced anti-air missile the Navy has ever produced and delivered to our Sailors."
 
The SM-6 is the sixth variant of the Standard Missile family developed for the Navy with Raytheon Missiles Systems. Last June, Raytheon was awarded a $275 million contract modification covering SM-6's all-up round production and its spares. The SM-6 program has been in development for seven years and achieved Initial Operational Capability in November 2013. It is now undergoing FOT&E, which is projected to be completed during the second quarter of FY16.
 
PEO IWS is an affiliated Program Executive Office of the Naval Sea Systems Command.  IWS is responsible for spearheading surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems, and for implementing Navy enterprise solutions across ship platforms.
 


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