The Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser Lake Erie has hit the ailing USA193 spy satellite while the device was still in orbit. Thereby preventing a dangerous fuel tank loaded with a toxic chemical from hitting the ground intact. The exercise has also demonstrated the US Navy's anti-satellite capability. The Chinese whined about the SM3 shot, which was ironic considering they hit a satellite in orbit last year. The weaponization of space is well underway.