AEGIS Baseline 9 Destroyer Scores Historic Flight Test Mission
AEGIS Baseline 9 Destroyer
Scores Historic Flight Test Mission
By Program Executive Officer Integrated
Warfare Systems Public Affairs.
Washington D.C. – (NNS)
– November 21, 2014 – Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul
Jones (DDG 53) in partnership with U.S. Pacific Command and the Missile Defense
Agency (MDA) successfully executed Flight Test Standard Missile-25 (FTM-25),
announced Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Nov.
The USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)
conducts a flight test Aegis BMD System
This was the first live-fire event in the integrated air and
missile defense radar priority mode to engage a ballistic missile target and a
raid of cruise missile targets with its AEGIS Combat System.
John Paul Jones engaged three successful near-simultaneous
target shots over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 (BMD 5.0
Capability Upgrade) Weapon System. One short-range ballistic missile target was
intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 Block IB guided missile, while two
low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 Block IIIA
"The capability that the USS John Paul Jones demonstrated
during FTM-25 is the culmination of years of tough engineering across the Navy's
technical community and our industry partners," said Rear Adm. Jon A. Hill, PEO
IWS. "The technology displayed during FTM-25 will be a critical addition to the
fleet and their ability to stay prepared."
PEO IWS spearheaded the FTM-25 as part of a developmental
test/operational test sequence of events. Other test participants included
discriminating sensors flown on two MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and
sensor systems ashore, command and control, battle management and Communications
(C2BMC) Enterprise Sensors Lab, C2BMC Experimentation Lab, and the AEGIS Ashore
Missile Defense Test Complex located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems
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