Ground Based Missile Defense (U)

(U) The Ground Based Missile Defense category addresses systems designed to intercept ballistic missiles in flight. These systems are provide protection of U.S. territory, deployed troops, and allies. The diverse nature of the threat leads to the use of a "family of systems" approach. The family of systems approach uses a defense in depth strategy, utilizing both lower-tier -- those systems that intercept at relatively low altitudes within the atmosphere -- and upper-tier systems -- those that intercept missile targets outside the atmosphere and at longer ranges.

Related Initiatives (U):
ARROWIsraeli Cooperative Project (Arrow)
Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI)Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI)
HAWK Air Defense SystemHAWK Air Defense System
JTMD BM/C3IJoint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Battle Management/Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (JTMD BM/C3I)
JTMD M&SJoint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Modeling and Simulation
JTMD MODSJoint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Existing Systems Modifications (JTMD MODS)
JTMD T&EJoint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Test and Evaluation (T&E) (JTMD T&E)
MEADSMedium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)
Navy Area DefenseNavy Area Defense
Navy Theater-Wide TBMDNavy Theater Wide Theater Ballistic Missile Defense System (TBMD)
PAC-3Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3)
THAADTheater High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) System
UAV BPIUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Boost Phase Intercept (BPI)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
Ballistic Missile DefenseBallistic Missile Defense
JTMDEJoint TMD Program Efforts
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999