U.S. Deployed Air Defense Systems

Air Defense System Number of Systems Deployed Targets
 Avenger 11 Avenger units in the U.S. Army and National Guard; numerous Avenger units have been sold to U.S. partners and allies Cruise Missiles, UAVs, Low-Flying Aircraft, and Helicopters  
MK-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS)  Unknown Aircraft, Cruise Missiles, and Standard Aircraft Missiles  
Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Unknown Rocket, Artillery, and Mortars  
SeaRam Anti-Ship Missile Defense System 4 forward-deployed destroyers with SeaRam systems; multiple Littoral Combat Ships Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles, Combat Aircraft, and Small Boats  
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Unknown High Performance Aircraft, Cruise Missiles, and Standard Aircraft Missiles
FIM-92 Stinger Unknown Aircraft
National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) Unknown Aircraft, Helicopters, Cruise Missiles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
MIM-23 Hawk Numerous systems sold to U.S. partners and allies Aircraft

 

 

FIM-92 Stinger

Variants FIM-92A:[i] FIM-92B:1983, FIM-92C: 1987, FIM-92D: FIM-92E: 1992, FIM-92F: 2001, FIM-92G.[ii] Role and Mobility Short-Range Surface to Air Missile; Man and system portable Read More

RIM-7 Sea Sparrow

Facts Variants RIM-7E: “Essentially unchanged from AIM-7E[i] RIM-7F: 1972, “it featured a new dual-thrust (boost/sustain) rocket motor…  and a solid-state electronic guidance and Read More

MK-15 Phalanx CIWS

Facts Variants Block 0 Block 1 Block 1A Block 1B Block 2C Role and Mobility Ship-based air and missile defense for the ship; Read More

National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS)

Quick Facts Role and Mobility Mid-Range Air Defense; Highly mobile, mounted on truck or rail Interceptor and Range SLAMRAAAM; 40 km Targets Aircraft, UAVs Read More

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