The Navy’s signature system fuses the best missile technology available into a modern weapon. And because it offers navies more flexibility in limited ship space, it’s enabling the U.S. and its allies to cost-effectively increase the offensive might of surface forces.

Sophisticated multi-mission warfare

Anti-air warfare

The SM-6 missile delivered on its initial mission to provide anti-air warfare support to the U.S. Navy by engaging manned and unmanned aircraft attacks and cruise missiles.

Ballistic missile defense

The weapon can protect ships against ballistic missiles in their final phase of flight. 

Anti-surface warfare

The SM-6 missile has demonstrated the ability to hit a surface target, and it can strike from any ship or location, supporting the Navy’s pursuit of sea control. 

Continuous evolution

SM-6 effectors are the result of decades of work by Raytheon rocket scientists who have developed technology that is trusted to protect our country and warfighters at sea and on land. The design leverages investment from multiple services in surface-to-air and air-to-air technology and reduces lifecycle costs by incorporating trusted components. 

The SM-6 weapon is deployable on 60 surface ships, and the company has already delivered more than 500 missiles to the Navy.

Final assembly and testing takes place at the company’s production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

SM-6 launch at night, view from deck


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