The Standard Missile family of missiles is the world’s choice for air defense and theatre ballistic missile defense. For nearly 60 years, Standard Missile technology has evolved to outpace the threat and meet the needs of new mission areas.
SM-2 provides area defense against enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missiles. It is deployed in several configurations, ranging from SM-2 Block IIIA to SM-2 Block IV Extended Range.
SM-3 is being developed as part of the United States Missile Defense Agency’s sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. The missiles are deployed on US AEGIS cruisers and destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse phase of flight.
SM-6 is being developed to meet the US Navy’s requirement for an extended range anti-air warfare missile. The missile will provide capability against fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and land attack anti-ship cruise missiles in flight, both over sea and land. The SM-6 was also selected to fulfill the U.S. Navy’s sea-based terminal defense role against ballistic missile threats.