Video: Navy Ship Intercepts Ballistic Missile at Foreign Range

The U.S. Navy has released video showing the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) taking out a ballistic missile near Scotland.

The Oct. 20 exercise in the North Atlantic Ocean was billed as the first time a Navy ship shot down a ballistic defense missile at a foreign range.

The video shows a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided interceptor launching from the deck of the ship before it successfully intercepted a short-range Terrier Orion ballistic missile fired from the Hebridges Range in Scotland, according to the Navy.

Check out the video below:

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The SM-3 was one of two anti-ship cruise missiles launched at the target, the Navy said in a press release. The USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) also fired an SM-2 during the exercise.

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