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SM-2 Block IV

Country of Origin: USA


The Block IV version of the Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) was developed to provide extended-range (ER), improved cross-range and higher altitude capability for Aegis vertical launch system (VLS) ships, as well as improved performance against low radar cross-section (RCS) targets and complex electronic countermeasures (ECM).

In addition to providing significant increases in ship area defense capability, the SM-2 Block IV was the developmental stepping stone to the SM-2 Block IVA, the...

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