SM-3 Weapon Systems // Missiles/Rockets/Bombs // Anti-Ballistic


Country of Origin: USA

The Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) and the Aegis weapon system (AWS) comprise the Navy Theater Wide (NTW) ballistic missile defense system and are part of the sea-based Midcourse Defense System (MDS) of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). SM-3 is designed to intercept an incoming theater ballistic missile outside the earth's atmosphere. The missile has a kinetic warhead (KW) that is based on technology developed during the Lightweight Exoatmospheric...

 

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