Accession Number : AD1003361

Title :   Missile Defense: Assessment of DODs Reports on Status of Efforts and Options for Improving Homeland Missile Defense

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington United States

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Report Date : 17 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is developing the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to defend the U.S. homeland and U.S. regional friends and allies against ballistic missile attacks from countries such as North Korea and Iran. To counter such threats to the U.S. homeland, the BMDS is designed to combine the capabilities of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system with a network of ground-, sea-, and space-based sensors to provide an integrated, layered defense. GMD defends against threats by launching ground-based interceptors that release kill vehicles to find and destroy the threat.

Descriptors :   antimissile defense systems , ACCOUNTABILITY , national security , THREATS , midcourse defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE