'Exoatmospheric Warriors' Aegis Ashore anchors Ballistic Missile defense from new base in Romania

'Exoatmospheric Warriors' Aegis Ashore anchors Ballistic Missile defense from new base in Romania

The U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Deveselu, Romania, is the land-based component of the proven Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. Part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense, it is designed to counter threats originating from outside Europe.

Written by Special Correspondent Ned Lundquist and first appearing in Seapower magazine, download this article to:

  • Find out more about the Aegis Ashore facility, which has the capability to launch the Standard Missile-3 Block IA, Block IB and, beginning in 2018, the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.
  • Understand how Aegis Ashore incorporates the Navy’s SPY-1 radar, multimission signal processor, Mk 41 Vertical Launch System, and command, control and communications processors.
  • Appreciate the challenges with integrating a sea-based BMD system into a land facility. 
  • Understand more about Romania’s role in Eastern Europe’s integrated air and missile defence capability.

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