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Sophisticated Fleet Air Defense

SM-6™ leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements, while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of our Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM®). Deployed on cruisers and destroyers, SM-6 will provide Joint Force and Strike Force Commanders fleet air defense against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and land-attack anti-ship cruise missiles in flight, both over sea and land.

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Standard Missile-6 Sea-based Testing.

SM-6 is a key component in the U.S. Navy's Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) providing the surface Navy with an increased battlespace against over-the-horizon anti-air warfare threats.

"The SM-6 is the newest addition to Raytheon's highly successful Standard Missile family of missiles," said Wes Kremer, vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. "This missile can use both active and semiactive modes, giving the warfighter an enhanced ability to intercept beyond-line-of-sight targets."

SM-6 has also been selected to fulfill the U.S. Navy's Sea-Based Terminal (SBT) role and will provide defense against ballistic missiles in their terminal phase of flight, succeeding the SM-2 Blk IV missile. The initial version of the SBT, Increment 1, is to enter service around 2015, with a subsequent version, called Increment 2, to enter service around 2018

"The SM-6 represents the cutting-edge compilation of decades of best practices,” said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's SM-6 senior program director. "It's been a model program from concept through development and testing. We've delivered on time and on budget at every step in the process."

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Feature Stories

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Photo Gallery

SM-6 Photo Gallery Launch Gallery

Media Coverage

U.S. Navy 'Desert Ship' strikes dummy aircraft with new missile system (Defensetech)

Pentagon building cruise missile shield to defend U.S. cities from Russia (Defense One)

Navy network helps SM-6 find, kill supersonic target it can't see (Breaking Defense)

Raytheon ship-defense missile passes key test (AZ Starnet)

Raytheon wins contract for latest ship-defense missile (AZ Starnet)

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production (FOX News)

Raytheon's SM-6 missile in full-rate production (UPI)

You spot, I shoot: Aegis ships share data to destroy cruise missiles (Breaking Defense)

USS John Paul Jones makes history with live fire missile test (America's Navy)

Why Raytheon dumped a decades-old way to make missiles (CNET)

Navy considers its beyond-the-horizon future (DoD Buzz)

Elroy Jetson is building missiles (TIME)

News Releases

Raytheon awarded $149 million for Standard Missile-6s

Raytheon's SM-6 moves from low-rate to full-rate production

Raytheon receives $109 million for SM-6, SM-2 parts

U.S. Navy approves multi-role SM-6 for use on more ships

U.S. Navy deploys Standard Missile-6 for first time

Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 engages first over-the-horizon targets at sea

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