Raytheon Technologies-built missiles played key roles in a multi-nation integrated air and missile defense exercise aimed at ensuring systems run by the U.S. and its allies work together.
Fired from the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), an SM-3® missile intercepted a target at sea in the NATO-led Formidable Shield, held on May 1-19, 2019, off the coast of Scotland. The exercise, the second of its kind, brought navies of several allied nations together to intercept and destroy mock ballistic missiles with interceptors.
The exercise involved missile defense systems from nine countries: the U.S., Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the U.K.
“A missile threat could come without warning and the U.S., along with our allies, must be ready to react quickly,” said Dr. Mitch Stevison, a vice president at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies.