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.
Bannar said, Our mature, scalable, GaN-based S-Band technology was ideally suited for this high performance ballistic missile defense application.
Using its ground, air and space-based command and control architecture, C2BMC detected the threat, tracked the missile through its connection to ballistic missile defense radars, locked onto the target, then relayed the target location to the Aegis system.
Kratos SMDS is a leading provider of products, solutions, and services supporting ballistic missile defense, hypersonics, Aegis, AMDR, sounding rocket, directed energy and other national security and scientific programs.
"A combat unit of the Air Defense and Missile Defense Forces of the Aerospace Force successfully carried out another test launch of the advanced missile of the Russian ballistic missile defense system," the report says.
(1) As outlined in the original White House 2009 press release and in the 2010 Ballistic Missile Defense Report, the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) was developed to provide guidance on which and where certain ballistic missile defense capabilities would be deployed to the European theater.
The AEGIS ballistic missile defense system integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 vertical launching system for missiles, the SM-3 standard missile, and the ship's command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to defend against enemy ballistic missiles.
some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy," Brian Cuccias, corporate vice president at HII and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, told reporters.
The testfiring was part of India's efforts to develop a full-fledged, multi-layer ballistic missile defense system.
the Missile Defense Data Center contract to provide comprehensive test product data management services across MDA in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
For decades, the issue of ballistic missile defense (BMD) has been one of the most politically divisive issues in the arena of US military policy, with most of the arguments revolving around the role of BMD in nuclear deterrence and the feasibility of what it is promised to achieve.
KABUL (PAN): A crucial exercise and flight test of America's ballistic missile defense system failed for the third consecutive time on Friday, the Pentagon said.

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