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Oriole TVC ballistic missile targets support Exercise ‘Formidable Shield 2019’

14 June 2019
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has revealed successful first flights of its Guided Oriole rocket system with thrust vector control (TVC) as part of NATO Exercise 'Formidable Shield 2019'.

The company's Defense & Rockets Support Services Division, working alongside the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division's White Sands Missile Range Detachment, provided two Guided Oriole short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) targets for the exercise.

Conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on behalf of the US 6th Fleet, 'Formidable Shield' is a biennial event that provides NATO forces the opportunity to improve integrated air- and missile-defence interoperability. This year's exercise, conducted from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Hebrides Range facility in Scotland from 7-19 May, saw ships from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the UK, and the US participate in a series of live-fire and simulated missile engagements against aerial- and ballistic-missile targets.

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