Ballistic Missile Defense

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Anti-ballistic Missiles - History of ABMs - Transformation of SDI Into MDA, Development of NMD/GMD
... While the Reagan era Strategic Defense Initiative was intended to shield against a massive Soviet attack, during the early 1990s, President George H ... First called the National Missile Defense (NMD), since 2002 it was renamed Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) ... It was planned to protect all 50 states from a rogue missile attack ...
Missile Defense - History
... In the 1950s and 1960s, the term meant defense against strategic (usually nuclear-armed) missiles ... around detecting offensive launch events and tracking in-bound ballistic missiles, but with limited ability to actually defend against the missile ... Union achieved the first nonnuclear intercept of a ballistic missile warhead by a missile at the Sary Shagan antiballistic missile defense test range on 4 March 1961 ...
USS Lake Erie (CG-70) - Ship History - Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Testbed
... In August 1998, as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, modifications were made aboard Lake Erie and Port Royal, which consisted of modifications to the Aegis weapons system on board Ticonderoga-class ... Ballistic missile testing afforded Port Royal and other participants an opportunity to flex the capabilities of the current Aegis weapon system against a live ballistic missile target and gave a representation of ... Successful Linebacker sea trials at the Pacific Missile Range, Kauai, Hawaii took place in the fall of 1998 ...
JDS Kongō (DDG-173) - Ballistic Missile Defense
... a successful test of the SM-3 block IA against a ballistic missile aboard Kongō ... the first time a Japanese ship was selected to launch the interceptor missile during a test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System ...
Royal Netherlands Navy - Future Changes - Theater Ballistic Missile Defense
... NATO members, the Dutch Navy is testing and updating its ships for Tactical ballistic missile Defense capability ... has been made by the Dutch Government in purchasing SM-3 missiles - mainly because the SM-3 is not operational yet ... Four ships are being fitted out for Tactical ballistic Missile Defense ...

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