SM-6 Shatters Engagement Distance Record, Successfully Demonstrates Distributed Lethality

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    SM-6 Shatters Engagement Distance Record, Successfully Hits Surface Target
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    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii — Raytheon Co.’s Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged five targets and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014, the company announced in a March 7 release.


    This test series, supported by the Cooperative Engagement Capability, validated the tactical warfighting capability of SM-6 by demonstrating both maximum down-range and a maximum cross-range intercepts in over-the-horizon, engage-on-remote missions.

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    Raytheon SM-6 Successfully Hits Frigate in US Navy Test Demonstration of Distributed Lethality

    Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged a surface target -- the decommissioned USS Reuben James (FFG 57) -- in a recent flight test. The test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navy's concept of "distributed lethality," employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive might of the surface force and enabling future options for the joint force commander. The USS John Paul Jones fired the SM-6 during the test; another Air Defense Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer was on station as the assist ship.


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    By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on March 07, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    The supersonic SM-6 Standard Missile, designed to shoot down incoming aircraft and cruise missiles, has sunk a target ship in a test. The decommissioned frigate Reuben James went down off Hawaii in a January test, just disclosed today. The test was part of the Navy’s effort to rebuild its firepower to destroy enemy fleets, a concept called Distributed Lethality. Repurposing defensive missiles as offensive ones also reflects a Pentagon push to make old weapons do new tricks for a minimum added cost.

    Read the rest of the article here: http://breakingdefense.com/2016/03/anti-aircraft-missile-sinks-ship-navy-sm-6/
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    Swiss Army Missile! :O---:
     
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    I should have a talk with the Swiss Army then.:0-:
     
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    Now we are talking, if we go forward with distributed lethality like this then I think our dreams will become reality. Many of our missiles should be able to engage naval targets event though that isn't their primary role. Like this we won't have to make huge changes to our ships weapon systems, maybe upgrade the fire control systems and acquire new multi use missiles like the one tested today to replace the missiles we use.
     
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    That is actually the unclassified range. The SM-6 range is around 250+ miles (400km).
     
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    Beside japan, Australia, South Korea and the US, is any other nation interested or have been given clearance to buy the SM-6?

    Also, how does the range of the SM-6 and its performance (against certain targets) compare to Russia and China's fleet defense missiles? Neither looks to have a missile with the versatility of the SM-6 (which is a combination of tactics like CEC, an active seeker and software mods).

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    Welcome back @F-22 ! Nice to see you again. Getting fed up with PDF too?
     
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    I'm not aware of any other nation receiving clearance for the SM-6. No other country has a fleet defense missile with the range and versatility of the SM-6. My understanding is that China and Russia's missiles have similar performance to the SM-2. What makes the SM-6 unique is that it can be guided by other US ships and E-2D's to its target. That it can conduct anti-air, anti-missile, and anti-ship missions is a bonus.

    Thanks for welcoming me back! I'll post here more often. Even with all the trolls, PDF is awkwardly addicting.
     
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