The participating troops from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and the US will be tasked with intercepting an unarmed ballistic missile and an anti-ship projectile fired simultaneously from different locations.
The war-games are aimed at improving coordination when dealing with multiple incoming missiles in what is often referred to as integrated air and missile defense.
"The tactic relies on highly automated command-and-control systems, such as the Aegis weapons system installed on more than 30 Navy warships. The Navy uses the SM-3 missile to intercept ballistic missile targets," the media outlet explained.
The location and the names of the ships have also not been made public but in January IHS Jane's reported that the demonstration would take place off the northwest coast of Scotland.
The upcoming missile defense test will be the first one the US Navy will hold in Europe.
.@Raytheon wins $87 million SM-3 #missile contract. 230+ delivered. Additional versions in development. #defense pic.twitter.com/YNSoySEAo4— Forecast Guy (@LDickersonFI) 16 сентября 2015