US Navy Conducts Live Missile Test From USS Winston S Churchill

US Navy Conducts Live Missile Test From USS Winston S Churchill

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The US Navy reported a successful weapons proficiency test of a surface-to-air missile fired from a Navy vessel. Video was released today at noon of the weapons test. A Standard Missile 2 was fired at a target in a Navy Surface Fleet lethality and tactical proficiency demonstration. The test took place off the coast of Virginia.

USS Winston S Churchill

Video shows the USS Winston S Churchill, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, firing the Standard Missile 2. The missile tracks for miles before impacting an airborne target. The demonstration shows the Navy’s ability to protect from distant airborne threats.

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