Accession Number : AD1020901


Title :   Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke,Ronald


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020901.pdf


Report Date : 25 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under MDA and Navy plans, the number of BMD-capable Navy Aegis ships is scheduled to grow from 33 at the end of FY2016 to 49 at the end of FY2021. The figure for FY2020 may include up to four BMD-capable Aegis cruisers in reduced operating status as part of a program to modernize 11 existing Aegis cruisers.Under the Administrations European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) for European BMD operations, BMD-capable Aegis ships are operating in European waters to defend Europe from potential ballistic missile attacks from countries such as Iran. BMD-capable Aegis ships also operate in the Western Pacific and the Persian Gulf to provide regional defense against potential ballistic missile attacks from countries such as North Korea and Iran.The Aegis BMD program is funded mostly through MDAs budget. The Navys budget provides additional funding for BMD-related efforts. MDAs proposed FY2017 budget requests a total of $1,774.8 million in procurement and research and development funding for Aegis BMD efforts, including funding for two Aegis Ashore sites in Poland and Romania that are to be part of the EPAA. MDAs budget also includes operations and maintenance (O and M) and military construction (MilCon) funding for the Aegis BMD program.


Descriptors :   GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , BALLISTIC MISSILES , navy , CRUISERS , Europe , NAVAL BUDGETS , TEST FACILITIES , Hawaii , targets , computer programs , FLIGHT TESTING (GUIDED MISSILES)


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE