ballistic missile defense


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ballistic missile defense

[bə′lis·tik ′mis·əl di′fens]
(ordnance)
A system utilizing laser beams and other esoteric techniques to detect, identify, and destroy ballistic missiles. Abbreviated BMD.
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The event stressed the ability of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) and THAAD Weapon Systems to defeat a raid of three near-simultaneous air and missile targets, consisting of one medium range ballistic missile, one short range ballistic missile and one cruise missile target.
In 2009, the United States and NATO agreed to the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense in Europe.
The Ballistic Missile Defense System is not aimed at Russia," Basescu stressed.
Recommendation: To establish the foundation needed to make effective policy, strategy, budgetary, and acquisition decisions, the Secretary of Defense should direct the preparation and periodic updating of a comprehensive analysis of the types and quantities of ballistic missile defense elements and interceptors that are required for performing ballistic missile defense missions worldwide.
There are grounds for treating ballistic missile defense with considerable caution.
Bush is ready to pour money into the latest incarnation of ballistic missile defense, an idea no more feasible today than it was when Teller first started talking about it back in the 1950s.
Ballistic missile defense, if we are to believe its proponents, offers a technological solution.
This task fell to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, the successor to Star Wars.
TERRITORIAL defense when he canceled Star Wars and replaced it with a less ambitious program called the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.
Although "Star Wars" research has yielded some impressive achievements, major questions remain unanswered about the feasibility of such a ballistic missile defense system, says the congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in a report issued June 7.
The MRT-2 vehicle served as an intercept target for the Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system and was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.
The radar framework will bolster a layered ballistic missile defense strategy to safeguard the U.

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