The high-velocity feat was captured on video.
Published on Oct 30, 2018
A ballistic missile target, launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii during Flight Test Standard Missile-45 is acquired and intercepted by a SM-3 Block IIA guided missile, launched from the destroyer USS JOHN FINN (DDG-113). The ship detected and tracked the target missile with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system. Video produced by Mark Wright for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) (Released)