Standard Missile Pushes Forward

ATIcourses offers several courses on missile defense and combat systems. This defense news should be of interest to ATI course students. STANDARD MISSILE NAVAL DEFENSE FAMILY (SM-1 TO SM-6): Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the […]
ATIcourses offers several courses on missile defense and combat systems. This defense news should be of interest to ATI course students. STANDARD MISSILE NAVAL DEFENSE FAMILY (SM-1 TO SM-6): Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can be employed independently by ships with older or newer radar systems. AEGIS is the primary anti-air warfare defensive weapons system on board American Ticonderoga Class Cruisers (CG-47) and Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDG-51), as well as foreign air defense ships including Japan’s Kongo Class destroyers, Korea’s KDX-III Class destroyers, Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Class frigates, Spain’s F-100 Alvaro de Bazan Class frigates, and Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyers If you enjoyed this information:
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