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Aegis BMD  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 38
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AEGIS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 173
Family Members: AEGIS and Aegis Ashore
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Description: The US Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) was developed by the United States as its primary sea-based component of missile defense system installed onboard cruisers and destroyers. The Aegis BMD combines the SPY-1 phased array radar, the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) and the Standard SM-3 missile through an advanced command and control system. The system works by intercepting ballistic missiles during the ascent, midcourse and descent phases while providing long-range surveillance and tracking in support of the US-based Ground Missile Defense (GMD) system. The SM-3 missile uses hit-to-kill technology and is intended against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles (300-2,500 kilometers range). The long-range surveillance and tracking capability is intended against intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). The US Nay completed its initial development in the 2004-2005 timeframe and has deployed the Aegis BMD capability onboard 27 destroyers and cruisers. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) also deployed the Aegis BMD on four of its Kongo-class destroyers.

The Aegis BMD, like the Aegis, is being developed continuously deploying new increases to defeat more sophisticated ballistic missile threats. The BMD signal processor is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) adjunct signal processor using open architecture standards. The configuration also includes an open architecture BMD computing suite that improves overall system capabilities and enables future insertion of additional off-the-shelf products, third-party components, and turn-key solutions. As of 2014 the Aegis BMD 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 builds are the most recent configurations with the Aegis BMD moving towards 5.0 standard with the ultimate goal of fully blending air defense and missile defense functionalities into a single integrated air and missile defense system. The Aegis BMD 4.0.2 configuration enables to quickly defeat sophisticated ballistic missile threats by integrating sensors from space, land and sea for persistent and reliable detection.

Aegis BMD Applications

Fighting Ships Atago CG 47 (VLS) DDG 51 Flight I DDG 51 Flight II DDG 51 Flight III KDX-III Kongo

Aegis BMD News

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31 Aug 2004 and 31 Oct 2019
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Thursday, October 31, 2019MDA Awards Additional Contract for Aegis BMD Baseline 5.4 Development
Friday, August 30, 2019Aegis BMD 6.0 to Be Integrated into DDG 51 Flight III Destroyers
Tuesday, December 11, 2018Aegis Ashore Successfully Intercepts Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile during Test
Wednesday, August 30, 2017US Navy Destroyer Successfully Shoots Down Medium Range Ballistic Missile
Monday, February 6, 2017US Navy Destroyer Conducts Successfully Intercept of MRBM with SM-3 Block IIA Missile
Monday, August 15, 2016South Korea and Japan Destroyers Get Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Capability
Thursday, May 19, 2016Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Successfully Tracks Simulated Medium Range Ballistic Missile
Monday, January 11, 2016US Navy Certifies Aegis Baseline 9.C1 Weapon System
Monday, November 2, 2015THAAD and Aegis BMD Destroy Multiple Targets in Test of Missile Defense System
Monday, August 3, 2015Aegis Weapon System Undergoes Missile Test Series

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 383
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-3 Block IA
Standard SM-3 Block IB
Standard SM-3 Block IIA
Standard SM-3 Block IIB
Sensor Systems
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