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Aegis, SPY-6 radar detected, tracked and launched simulated SM-6 against long-range hypersonic glide vehicle

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The Aegis ballistic missile defense system demonstrated the ability to track a long-range hypersonic weapon during a non-intercept test executed in parallel with a March 2020 flight test of the Conventional Prompt Strike program, launching a simulated Standard Missile-6 against the actual hypersonic glide body during its 2,000-mile flight over the Pacific. The Pentagon's top weapons tester revealed this development in a report delivered to Congress and the defense secretary this month, including a brief description of the...

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Good way to carry out two tests at once; the radar and a new IRBM with a hypersonic glide warhead. spy-6 testing detection is one thing, but finding the means to intercept it is another.

BTW, the “2000 mile” missile (probably flew from Vandenberg to Hawaii, with a land based SPY-6 Facility on one of the islands of Hawaii) is probably the following:

 
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