News Apr 19, 2023

Jacobs Supports Successful Execution of MDA's Milestone Flight Test

Successful flight test of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System, demonstrating the capability to detect, track and intercept a medium range ballistic missile during its terminal phase of flight

MDA Test

On March 30, 2023, a target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii was successfully intercepted by the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual II with Software Upgrade (SWUP). This was the third successful flight test conducted with the SM-6 Dual II SWUP, achieving a critical milestone in mission readiness and interceptor capability.

Jacobs, along with our teammates on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract, directly supported the planning, integration and execution of this test. A major part of this support included preparing workstations for all event personnel with functional IT systems and services and reliable, secure and uninterrupted network connectivity that is crucial when conducting live flight tests. IRES employees also prepared, upgraded and maintained critical test assets throughout the event.

From requirements management, logistics support, IT engineering and services, operations and situational awareness, command and control, and mission assurance of event assets, talent from across the contract came together to carry out this successful test.

Jacobs and its teammates deliver superior integration and performance to facilitate the advancement of Missile Defense System capabilities, and in partnership with our diverse IRES customers, effectively deliver Concurrent Test, Training, and Operations support in this dynamic and dispersed environment.

“For five years, Jacobs has served as a trusted partner delivering high-tech solutions supporting the critical mission of the Missile Defense Agency,” says Senior Vice President, Aerospace, Engineering, Research and Operations Mark Walter. ”The remarkable success of this flight test demonstrates the dedication and capability of every government, contractor and military individual who contributes to the missile defense mission.”