Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Country of Origin: USA
The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system (formerly known as Sea-Based Midcourse Defense) is one-half of the Midcourse Defense Segment (MDS) of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). It was originally envisioned as the mid-phase exoatmospheric (upper-tier) interceptor in the National Missile Defense (NMD) system. As an element of the BMDS, Aegis BMD provides the capability for U.S. Navy surface combatants to defeat short- to intermediate range,...
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