Camera Icon

Images: Joint missile defense intercept test [Image 1 of 3]

Courtesy Photo

Joint missile defense intercept test

A Standard Missile - 3 is launched from the Japanese Ship Myoko in a joint missile defense intercept test, with the Missile Defense Agency, in the mid-Pacific. The SM-3 successfully intercepted a medium range target that had been launched minutes earlier from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The Myoko's crew had detected and tracked the target and its weapons system developed a fire control solution, then launched the SM-3. The Myoko will return to Japanese waters after it has loaded some SM-3 interceptors in Pearl Harbor.



Web Views
122
Downloads
117

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Joint missile defense intercept test [Image 1 of 3], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.28.2009

Date Posted:10.28.2009 06:32

Photo ID:217768

VIRIN:091028-O-#####-003

Resolution:1200x1500

Size:1.38 MB

Location:KAUAI, HI, US

Gallery Images

More Like This

  • A Standard Missile-3 is launched from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko in a joint missile defense intercept test with the Missile Defense Agency in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 successfully intercepted a medium-range target that had been launched minutes earlier from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. Myoko's crew detected and tracked the target, developed a fire control solution, then launched the SM-3.
  • A Standard Missile-3 is launched from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko in a joint missile defense intercept test with the Missile Defense Agency in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 successfully intercepted a medium-range target that had been launched minutes earlier from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. Myoko's crew detected and tracked the target, developed a fire control solution, then launched the SM-3.
  • The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JDS Chokai launches a Standard Missile 3 during a Missile Defense Agency joint missile defense intercept test. The SM-3 was launched to intercept a medium-range separating target that was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The system, ship's crew and missile performed as expected, but the SM-3 failed to intercept the target. The failure is under investigation.
  • A Standard Missile - 3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptor is launched from the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency test in the mid-Pacific. The SM-3 Block IB successfully intercepted a separating ballistic missile target that had been launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The Lake Erie's crew detected and tracked the target and its weapons system developed a fire control solution. The crew then launched the SM-3, with the intercept occurring a few minutes later.

Images Tags

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr