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Integrated Live-Fire Test Demonstrates Future Weapons System Capability

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Story Number: NNS090605-32
Release Date: 6/5/2009 11:05:00 PM

From Office of Naval Research Corporate Communications

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) conducted a live-fire test, demonstrating the ability to execute an overland integrated fire control (IFC) capability against a cruise missile target May 29.

The Navy's efforts in IFC reached a milestone by achieving a successful live-fire mission at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., utilizing an air-directed surface-to-air missile architecture. ONR coordinated this event through a future naval capabilities project called Advance Area Defense Interceptor. The objective was to demonstrate the ability to execute an overland IFC capability against a cruise missile target.

This test utilized a family of systems, comprising representative components of the following Navy programs of record: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (PMA-231 & Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Bethpage, N.Y.), Cooperative Engagement Capability (Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems 6 & Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Fla.), Aegis Weapon Control System (PEO IWS 1 & Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J.) and Standard Missile 6 (PEO IWS 3& Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz.).

All systems performed as expected for a successful demonstration of this future weapon system capability.

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