VIDEO: SM-3 IIA Missile Test

Published on February 9, 2017 by Nicholas Hoffman

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. MDA Video