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US Navy Missile Launch Photos: Aegis SM-3 Test Flight from Land (May 20, 2014)

Aegis Ashore Launch #1

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via Flickr)

The Aegis Ashore Weapon System launched an SM-3 Block IB guided missile from the land-based Vertical Launch System during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test from Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore Launch #2

U.S. Missile Defense Agency

The Aegis Ashore Weapon System launched an SM-3 Block IB guided missile from the land-based Vertical Launch System during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test from Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore CTV-01 Controlled Test Vehicle Video #2

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via YouTube as MDAbmds)

A still from a video shows the 3M-3 Block IB launch from the Aegis Ashore site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore CTV-01 Controlled Test Vehicle Video #1

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via YouTube as MDAbmds)

A still from a video shows the 3M-3 Block IB launch from the Aegis Ashore site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore CTV-01 Controlled Test Vehicle Video #4

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via YouTube as MDAbmds)

A still from a video shows the 3M-3 Block IB launch from the Aegis Ashore site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore Launch #3

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via Flickr)

The Aegis Ashore Weapon System launched an SM-3 Block IB guided missile from the land-based Vertical Launch System during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test from Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore CTV-01 Controlled Test Vehicle Video #3

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via YouTube as MDAbmds)

A still from a video shows the 3M-3 Block IB launch from the Aegis Ashore site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

Aegis Ashore Launch #4

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (via Flickr)

The Aegis Ashore Weapon System launched an SM-3 Block IB guided missile from the land-based Vertical Launch System during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test from Kauai, Hawaii, on May 20, 2014.

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