Medium Range Interceptor Capability proves effective in USMC advanced cruise missile defense test

May 16, 2022

Army Recognition:

During a U.S. Marine Corps event on May 6, the Medium Range Interceptor Capability was successful in its live-fire test that engaged targets representative of cruise missile threats.

The test examined MRIC’s integration capabilities with the US Marine Corps’ AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar, Common Aviation Command and Control System, and components of the Iron Dome Weapon System, including the Tamir interceptor.

This test is a first in a series designed to prove the MRIC’s ability to intercept cruise missile threats. The live-fire also stressed the MRIC system to assess its proficiency against high-end threats used by near-peer adversaries.

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