During the test in early September, the Aegis Fire Control System launched and guided an SM-6 missile Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM) to a successful low altitude intercept
of a target drone.
The missile performed a long-range, high altitude intercept
of an AQM-37 drone and successfully demonstrated the missile's guidance, fuzing, and warhead performance.
The new Multimode seeker gives Patriot higher firepower, improved performance against advanced aircraft and cruise missiles, and expanded defended area coverage and higher altitude intercepts
against Tactical Ballistic Missiles.