Ground Based Missile Defense (U)
(U) The Ground Based Missile Defense category addresses systems designed to intercept ballistic missiles in flight. These systems are provide protection of U.S. territory, deployed troops, and allies. The diverse nature of the threat leads to the use of a "family of systems" approach. The family of systems approach uses a defense in depth strategy, utilizing both lower-tier -- those systems that intercept at relatively low altitudes within the atmosphere -- and upper-tier systems -- those that intercept missile targets outside the atmosphere and at longer ranges.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title ARROW Israeli Cooperative Project (Arrow) Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) HAWK Air Defense System HAWK Air Defense System JTMD BM/C3I Joint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Battle Management/Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (JTMD BM/C3I) JTMD M&S Joint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Modeling and Simulation JTMD MODS Joint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Existing Systems Modifications (JTMD MODS) JTMD T&E Joint Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Test and Evaluation (T&E) (JTMD T&E) MEADS Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Navy Area Defense Navy Area Defense Navy Theater-Wide TBMD Navy Theater Wide Theater Ballistic Missile Defense System (TBMD) PAC-3 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) THAAD Theater High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) System UAV BPI Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Boost Phase Intercept (BPI) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title Ballistic Missile Defense Ballistic Missile Defense JTMDE Joint TMD Program Efforts This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title SPACE CONTROL: NMD/ COUNTERSPACE SPACE CONTROL: NMD/ COUNTERSPACE This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999