由于靶弹故障，美国导弹防御局取消了原定于周五（6月26日）进行的陆基宙斯盾反导拦截试验。该系统按计划今年将在罗马尼亚开始部署。U.S. skips Aegis Ashore missile test after target malfunction
) - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Friday said a target malfunction caused it to abort a key intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system, built by Lockheed Martin Corp, that is due to be installed in Romania this year.
"Due to a target malfunction, the test wasn't conducted and an interceptor wasn't launched," said Rick Lehner, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department agency.
No comment was immediately available from Lockheed. Raytheon Co, which builds the SM-3 missile used by the Aegis Ashore system, the land-based version of the Aegis combat system deployed on U.S. Navy destroyers, as well as its AN/SPY-1 radar, referred questions to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
It was not immediately clear what caused the target to malfunction, or when the test would be rescheduled.
The new Aegis Ashore system is designed to defeat short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
First Aegis Ashore Intercept Test Aborted. Does
this Raise Issues for Planned 2015 Deployment Date for the Romanian
Aegis Ashore Site? (June 27, 2015)
On Friday (June 26) it was reported that MDA had aborted an intercept test of the Aegis Ashore system
a failure of the target missile. Although not stated by MDA, the
aborted test was apparently the one designated FTO-02 Event 1 (FTO-02
E1). According to the March 2015 prepared statement
the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, J. Michael Gilmore, to
the Senate Armed Services Committee, FTO-02 E1 was to “…provide
critical data needed for my assessment of Aegis Ashore’s capability to
defend Europe as part of the President’s European Phased Adaptive
Approach (EPAA). NAVAREA XII 216/15
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0300Z TO 0830Z DAILY
26 JUN THRU 03 JUL IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 21-58N 159-39W, 23-55N 160-12W,
25-56N 158-38W, 27-34N 159-13W,
32-37N 169-54W, 31-20N 173-07W,
26-41N 172-52W, 21-18N 164-03W.
B. 08-42N 170-42W, 08-42N 172-00W,
03-36N 174-30W, 03-36N 173-06W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 030930Z JUL 15.//
Authority: PACMISRANFAC 191731Z JUN 15.
Date: 210925Z Jun 15
Cancel: 03093000 Jul 15
靶弹为射程3000 km的MRBM，从海上机动平台发射；拦截弹为SM-3 IB，从夏威夷考艾岛太平洋导弹靶场（PMRF）发射。预定拦截点处于靶弹下降段。