U.S. Navy Cruiser USS Shiloh Launches SM-2 Missile During Live-Fire Exercise

March 23, 2020


The U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) has launched a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) telemetry surface-to-air missile (SAM) while conducting a live-fire exercise in the Philippine Sea on March 19.

Shiloh is currently forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations “in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region”.

The Standard Missile-2 is the world’s premier fleet-area air defense weapon, providing superior anti-air warfare (AAW) and limited anti-surface warfare (ASuW) capability against advanced anti-ship missiles (AShMs) and aircraft out to 90 nautical miles.

The SM-2 missile is an integral part of a layered defense that protects some of the world’s important naval assets and gives warfighters a greater reach in the battlespace.

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