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The impact of a Standard Missile-3 destroying threats equals a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph?

How crazy!

The SM-3 is a defensive weapon used by the U.S. Navy to destroy short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The SM-3 destroys incoming ballistic missile threats by colliding with them, a concept sometimes described as “hitting a bullet with a bullet.” The impact is the equivalent of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph.

For more on Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 and its advancements click here!

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