Thursday, 9 June 2016

Raytheon and MDA fire-tested SM-3 Block IB missiles with Orbital ATK's TRSM nozzle

The Missile Defence Agency has fire-tested two Raytheon SM-3 Block IB missiles. The launch took place between 25 and 26 May 2016, at the west coast of Hawaii. Two missiles designated as Controlled Test Vehicle 01a and 02 were fired successfully from USS Hopper (DDG-70). The two missiles featured Orbital ATK’s Mk 136 Third Stage Rocket Motor (TRSM) nozzle.

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