Тема: Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System
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Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System with terminal intercept capability recently received full certification from the U.S. Navy. This newest upgrade to the operational BMD system adds the capability to defeat short-range ballistic missiles as they re-enter the atmosphere in their final (terminal) stage of flight. The system is already certified to defeat longer range ballistic missiles above the atmosphere.
By June 2009, Aegis BMD version 3.6.1 will be installed in the U.S. Navy’s 17 of 18 Aegis BMD-equipped ships.
Separate from the 3.6.1 installations, the Aegis BMD capable ship USS Lake Erie (CG 70), is being fitted with the next Aegis BMD spiral that includes an improved on board computing capability and the Standard Missile-3 Block IB.
The 88 Aegis-equipped ships currently in service around the globe have more than 950 years of at-sea operational experience and have launched more than 3,500 missiles in tests and real-world operations. In addition to the U.S. and Japan, Aegis is the maritime weapon system of choice for Australia, Norway, South Korea and Spain.