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Standard Missile-2 defeats aerial targets in South Korean Navy exercises
ROKN fired two Block IIIA missiles in an initial exercise to test the missiles' advanced semi-active radar seeker technology. During a second exercise, the navy destroyed three aerial threats using the Block IIIB variant.
The SM-2 missile gives navies the capability to defend against anti-ship missiles and aircraft out to 90 nautical miles.
"These successful flight tests add to SM-2's impressive legacy of more than 2,700 successful firings," said
New deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020 and will include more than 280 SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB missiles.
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