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US completes final developmental ballistic missile flight test for AN/SPY-6(V) radar

08 February 2019

The US Navy (USN) AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) successfully tracked a ballistic missile target on 31 January during the final developmental test in a series of ballistic missile defence flight tests.

During this 15th live missile flight test, designated 'Vigilant Nemesis' and set as the final development hurdle for the AMDR ballistic missile defence testing regime, the SPY-6 radar successfully detected and maintained the track of a short-range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Navy officials said that the track was maintained as predicted and that data analysed to date showed the test met all of its primary objectives, although full data and telemetry analysis will continue.

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