U.S. Deployed Intercept Systems

Aegis Afloat

Aegis Afloat is the sea-based component of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Aegis BMD builds upon the

Aegis Ashore

Quick Facts Mobility Stationary with removable facilities for worldwide deployment Targets Short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles Role Land-based variant

Avenger Air Defense System

Facts Mobility Highly mobile, Mounted atop a 4×4 Heavy High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Targets Cruise missiles, UAVs, low-flying,

Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM)

The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) / Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) system was developed early during Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom

Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

Facts Mobility Non-mobile, ground-based Targets Intercontinental and intermediate-range ballistic missiles Role Long-range, exo-atmospheric interceptor Status Interceptor sites deployed to Fort Greely,

Patriot Missile Defense System

Facts Mobility Ground-based, mobile Targets UAV, Cruise Missiles, Short-range Ballistic Missiles Role 15km (PAC-3), 22km, interceptor Status Interceptor sites all

SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System

Facts Mobility Sea-based/Ship-Mounted on naval ships Role Protect deployed naval ships from anti-ship missiles Status Installed on multiple Littoral Combat

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

Facts Mobility Mobile, ground-based Targets Short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles Role Medium-range, atmospheric interceptor Status Interceptors in the UAE,