The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the US Pacific Command successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) Events 1-4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and cruise missile targets. All flight test events were conducted at the PMRF, Kauai, HI. S3 assisted the Government in preparing the three ballistic missile targets used in the test series. S3 coordinated the movement of the missiles and the support equipment from White Sand Missile Range and was an active part of the launch operations team at PMRF. Aleta Adams, in her role as S3 Target Test Director, oversaw all integration testing, developed launch procedures, and presided over the target launch sequence for each launch. All target missiles performed as planned resulting in a successful flight test.
Published by: System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S3)