Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program

Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program

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The Aegis BMD program gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under current plans, the number of BMD-capable Navy Aegis ships is scheduled to grow from 20 at the end of FY 2010 to 38 at the end of FY 2015. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Planned Quantities of Ships, Ashore Sites, and Interceptor Missiles; Aegis BMD Flight Tests; Allied Participation and Interest in Aegis BMD Program; (3) Issues for Congress: Demands for BMD-Capable Aegis Ships; Demands for Aegis Ships in General; Numbers of SM-3 Interceptors; SM-2 Block IV Capability for 4.0.1 and Higher Versions; (4) Legislative Activity for FY 2011. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand publication.The Aegis system was originally developed in the 1970s for defending ships against aircraft, anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs), surface ... DDG-51s were procured for the Navy between FY1985 and FY2005; the first entered service in 1991 and the 62nd is scheduled to enter ... Nine More Flight IIA DDG-51s Programmed for Procurement in FY2010-FY2015 Procurement of DDG-51s resumed in FY2010.

Title:Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program
Author:Ronald O'Rourke
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-05


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