Accession Number:

ADA615030

Title:

Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

To develop and deploy a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System BMDS to defend the United States U.S., its deployed forces, allies, and friends from ballistic missile attacks of all ranges and in all phases of flight. Following guidance from the President, the Secretary of Defense approved the Ballistic Missile Defense BMD Review Report dated February 2010, which established the following policy priorities to frame missile defense development and acquisition program strategies 1. The U.S. will continue to defend the homeland against the threat of limited ballistic missile attack. 2. The U.S. will defend against regional missile threats to U.S. forces, while protecting allies and partners and enabling them to defend themselves. 3. Before new capabilities are deployed, they must undergo testing that enables assessment under realistic operational conditions. 4. The commitment to new capabilities must be fiscally sustainable over the long term. 5. U.S. BMD capabilities must be flexible enough to adapt as threats change. 6. The U.S. will seek to lead expanded international efforts for missile defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE