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    FTM-25 missile defense flight test [Image 4 of 5]

    FTM-25 missile defense flight test

    USS JOHN PAUL JONES, AT SEA

    11.06.2014

    Photo by Leah Garton  

    Missile Defense Agency

    A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile is launched from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline (BL) 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) Weapon System configured ship. The SM-3 Block IB successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target, while two low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA guided missiles near-simultaneously. The test, designated Flight Test Standard Missile-25 (FTM-25), was the first live-fire event of the Aegis Weapon System in Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Radar Priority Mode, engaging a ballistic missile target and a raid of cruise missile targets.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 11.06.2014
    Date Posted: 11.07.2014 18:50
    Photo ID: 1648729
    VIRIN: 141106-D-AO981-001
    Resolution: 3264x4896
    Size: 1.2 MB
    Location: USS JOHN PAUL JONES, AT SEA

    Web Views: 160
    Downloads: 25

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