MDAA U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Overview
U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense: An Overview of Current and Future Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities is a comprehensive guide that will help you better understand ballistic missile defense. This publication includes an introduction by former Missile Defense Agency Deputy Director Brigadier General (ret) Kenneth Todorov and provides a brief history of U.S. ballistic missile defense efforts.
The overview is divided into five sections:
- Section One covers the ballistic missile threat and outlines the North Korean and Iranian ballistic missile threat.
- Section Two provides a detailed profile of U.S. intercept systems including Aegis ships, the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, Patriot and more.
- Section Three provides detailed profiles of U.S. sensor systems including the AN/SPY-1 radar, AN/TPY-2 radar, Sea-Based X-Band Radar, Space Tracking and Surveillance System and more.
- Section Four Outlines International Cooperation efforts providing details on how international allies cooperate with the United States on missile defense.
- Section Five discusses future threats and the missile defense capabilities being developed to counter them.
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- MDAA U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Overview
- MDAA System/Issue Briefs
- System Brief #1: Ground Based Midcourse System
- System Brief #2: U.S. Missile Defense Sensors
- System Brief #3: Future Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
- Issue Brief: Effect of Budget Uncertainty on Missile Defense Programs
- Issue Brief: Addressing the Air and Ballistic Missile Threat to Europe
- MDAA Country Briefs
- Japan: Priorities for Missile Defense Development and U.S. Partnership
- Europe: Missile Defense in an Evolving Threat Environment
- GCC Missile Defense: A Threat Driven Imperative
- The Chinese Missile Threat: A Rising Tide in the Pacific
- The North Korean Missile Threat: The Hermit Kingdom’s Open Ambition
- Additional Resources