Kratos MRBM target supports SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

28 February 2017

Key Points

  • The MRBM-T4E is a three-stage separating target
  • MRBM-T4E features a Kratos Oriole solid propellant rocket motor mounted atop two tandem Mk 70 Terrier boost stage motors

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has disclosed details of the Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target provided by the company to support the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) first intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA exo-atmospheric interceptor.

Performed on 3 February from the US Navy Aegis guided missile destroyer, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), the test - designated SFTM-01 - resulted in a successful intercept above the Pacific.

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