USA: SM-6 Attains Initial Operation Capability

The SM-6 tactical missile has reached initial operation capability, the US Navy announced on Wednesday, with SM-6s successfully loaded onboard USS Kidd (DDG 100) in San Diego, Calif.

The SM-6 is designed to provide naval vessels with extended range protection against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

 “We’re very pleased to achieve [initial operational capability] on schedule,” said Capt. Mike Ladner, the major program manager of Surface Ship Weapons, whose portfolio includes SM-6. “The SM-6, with its ability to extend the battle space, truly improves shipboard air defense capability. I’m very proud of the entire Standard Missile team on this historic achievement.”

SM-6 has entered full rate production and the program has already delivered 50 missiles ahead of schedule and under budget. Follow-on test and evaluation will continue in 2013 and 2014 to validate the integrated fire control capability in an operationally realistic environment.

Press Release, November 29, 2013


Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Posted on November 29, 2013


<< Oct 2015 >>
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

The Army Navy Military Expo

The Army Navy Military Expo is a B2B tradeshow that offers goods from the army-navy, tactical & law enforcement, camping & outdoors industries…

read more >

Coastal And Border Surveillance Latin America

In October, it is believed that the Brazilian Navy will announce the winner of the first phase of the coveted SisGAAz contract…

read more >

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East

The conference will cover areas like enhance multilateral relationships by meeting with decision makers and opinion formers from a wide…

read more >

12th Annual Maritime Security

In 2014, 250+ top representatives from over 110 navies, coast guards, military and maritime security organisations in Asia and beyond…

read more >