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Aegis Ashore  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 12 May 2016
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: AAMDS and Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AEGIS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 171
Family Members: AEGIS and Aegis BMD
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Description: The Aegis Ashore is a ground-based missile defense system (GBMDS) based on the US Navy's Aegis (Aegis Afloat) weapon system deployed onboard destroyers and cruisers. The system builds on Aegis BMD 5.0 standard and has been developed by Lockheed Martin for the US Navy and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) under the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) initiative. The Aegis Ashore utilizes a command and control station along with a re-locatable deckhouse to operate in a land-based environment. The first Aegis Ashore live firing test is anticipated in 2014 with the first operational system to be deployed to Romania in 2015 as part of the United States' European Phased Adaptive Approach. The Aegis Ashore will use the Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB, IIA and IIB anti-ballistic missiles (ABMs) as its primary weapons. So far, the United States is building two more Aegis Ashore missile defense systems with the initial operational capability slated for 2015.

In 2014 some unofficial reports placed into question the reliability and effectiveness of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system and the SM-3 interceptor.

Aegis Ashore News

There are 9 news between
8 Apr 2011 and 12 May 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016First Aegis Ashore Air Defense System Achieves Operational Certification in Southern Europe
Thursday, December 10, 2015Aegis Ashore Conducts First Ballistic Missile Intercept
Thursday, May 21, 2015US Aegis Ships Could Be Used for Release of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Against Russia
Wednesday, May 21, 2014Standard Missile-3 Block IB Completes First Test Launch from Aegis Ashore Test Site
Wednesday, April 23, 2014US Navy Deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB Missile Defense Weapon System
Tuesday, March 25, 2014US Navy Orders an Additional Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Poland
Tuesday, January 7, 2014US Navy Secures Multi-Year Contract for Eight Aegis Weapons Systems
Thursday, May 16, 2013Second Generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target
Friday, April 8, 2011Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Concept Definition of Standard Missile-3 Block IIB

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America3
YearHoldings
20151

Grand Total 31
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-3 Block IBx24
Standard SM-3 Block IIAx24
Standard SM-3 Block IIBx24
Sensor Systems
AN/SPY-1D
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