The U.S. Navy completed a series of test shots using Raytheon SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system, taking out several targets in a variety of scenarios that mimic today’s most advanced threats to naval ships.
The SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system is an evolution of the Ryatheon Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon system and the Ramsys RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) missile system
The series of two shots included one in which two supersonic missiles were inbound simultaneously, flying in complex, evasive maneuvers. In both flights, SeaRAM detected, tracked and engaged the threats, and fired RAM Block 2 guided missiles which intercepted the targets.
The tests were conducted on the U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship off the coast of Southern California.