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Take A Look at the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System

Ballistic missile defense system

The ever growing threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles has required the United States and her allies to develop revolutionary defense systems. The Ballistic Missile Defense System is a counter-measure and determent system operated by uniform-wearing U.S. military personnel. Check it out below!

Source – U.S. Navy YouTube

(From the Missile Defense Agency) The Missile Defense Agency has fielded a Ballistic Missile Defense System consisting of:

  • 44 Ground-Based Interceptors for long-range homeland defense
  • 35 Aegis warships capable of long-range surveillance, tracking and ballistic missile defense using already deployed
  • SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6 missiles, and one operational Aegis Ashore site
  • An upgraded Cobra Dane radar in the Aleutian Islands;
  • Upgraded early warning radars strategically located around the world;
  • 12 transportable X-band radars for operations and testing;
  • Six active THAAD batteries, including one deployed to Guam for homeland defense;
  • A sea-based X-band radar, now located in the Pacific Ocean, to support flight testing and actual defensive operations;
  • An integrated Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications system that actively coordinates all elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.


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