USS John Paul Jones successfully completes missile defense test
SAN DIEGO – Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Nov. 6 from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), resulting in three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile tar
Ready, Aim, Fire
PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability off the coast of Southern California.