The ever growing threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles has required the United States and her allies to develop revolutionary defense systems. The Ballistic Missile Defense System is a counter-measure and determent system operated by uniform-wearing U.S. military personnel. Check it out below!
Source – U.S. Navy YouTube
(From the Missile Defense Agency) The Missile Defense Agency has fielded a Ballistic Missile Defense System consisting of:
- 44 Ground-Based Interceptors for long-range homeland defense
- 35 Aegis warships capable of long-range surveillance, tracking and ballistic missile defense using already deployed
- SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6 missiles, and one operational Aegis Ashore site
- An upgraded Cobra Dane radar in the Aleutian Islands;
- Upgraded early warning radars strategically located around the world;
- 12 transportable X-band radars for operations and testing;
- Six active THAAD batteries, including one deployed to Guam for homeland defense;
- A sea-based X-band radar, now located in the Pacific Ocean, to support flight testing and actual defensive operations;
- An integrated Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications system that actively coordinates all elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.