The US Navy announced on Tuesday that the US military and eight allied countries have carried out simultaneously intercept dummy ballistic and cruise missiles off the coast of Scotland.
The Navy said that the exercise tested the Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided interceptor that was built by a major American defense manufacturer.
The ship USS Ross, which belongs to the Aegis BMD (Ballistic Missile Defence) System, was tracked by a Dutch ship and relayed information to the ship.
The test comes after Russia began to use cruise missiles against ISIS.
"This exercise demonstrates the commitment of the United States to the defense of Europe through our Aegis ships and our shore station in Romania, as well as the professional performance of our allied sailors," said Admiral Mark Ferguson, commander of US Naval Forces Europe-Africa.
Admiral Ferguson also siad that the test organised by the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum showed the group's ability to "safely conduct effective coalition sea-based defense against simultaneous anti-ship and ballistic missile threats."
“I am particularly proud of the performance of the USS Ross (DDG-71), based in Rota, Spain,” Ferguson added.
“Ross conducted, in a flawless fashion, the exo-atmospheric ballistic missile intercept in the European theater, based on data provided by an allied ship. This exercise demonstrates the commitment of the United States to the defense of Europe through our Aegis ships and our shore station in Romania, as well as the professional performance of our allied Sailors.”
During the tests all countries had to pass information across a total of 5.7 million square miles able to identify, track and ultimately engage threats from different countries and platforms.
The coalition fired more than 26 missiles including the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and the SM-3 in the US inventory and the Aster-30 surface-to-air missile used by France, Italy and the UK.
Riki Ellison, who is the founder and chairman of the MDAA (Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance) - a nonprofit organisation launched in 2002 - said that the test shows that other countries can track and relay targeting and firing information about potential threats to US Navy ships.
He also said that the US Navy can reduce the numbers of ships it uses for missile defence missions in the Mediterranean.
"This is great timing because it demonstrates our capability to track and intercept the kind of missiles that are being fired in and against Syria," Ellison said adding "It proves that sensors from another country's ship can be used to give the Navy early warning of potential threats, and those ships can be used to protect American ships."
Earlier this month US officials said that missiles fired from a Russian cruiser in the Caspian Sea and crashed, while Russia said that its missiles reached their targets in Syria.