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- 5"-54 caliber gun : Until the introduction of the 5"-62 caliber gun, the primary medium naval gun of U.S. warships after the Second World War
- AIM-120 AMRAAM : A high-performance. beyond-visual-range, air-to-air missile with inertial midcourse guidance and active radar terminal guidane, developed by the U.S. and used on the aircraft of a number of countries, as well as in surface-to-air missile variants
- AIM-9 Sidewinder : The first operational heat-seeking air-to-air missile, this weapon, with five generations of improvements, has been in service for over fifty years.
- AN- : U.S. military nomenclature for electronic equipment, following the Joint Electronics Type Designation System
- APG-78 : A U.S. Army millimeter wave radar system shared among the Longbow versions of the AH-64 Apache heavy attack helicopter, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter
- Active radar homing : In contrast to semi-active radar homing where the missile only has a radar receiver, a missile guidance mode where the missile has its own radar transmitter and receiver allowing it to act autonomously
- Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System : A U.S. Army and Marine artillery fire control system that cooperates with Navy and Air Force fire control systems, as well as British, French, Italian and German artillery systems.
- Air defense artillery : A combat arms branch of the United States Army, responsible for defending ground forces and the continental United States against aircraft and missile attack
- Air, artillery and missile defense : An integrated approach to defending surface forces against all types of weapons that fly through the atmosphere or space; a radar may detect artillery shells, helicopters, or missiles, while a close-in gun may shoot down any of them
- Anti-air warfare : In the context of naval warfare, the mission of defending against aircraft and missiles, from platforms under naval command and control, possibly in coordination with other services and possibly defending land as well as sea areas.
- Anti-ballistic missile : A guided missile that is capable of destroying a ballistic missile, usually by "hit-to-kill" physical collision during boost phase, midcourse, or terminal phase of the target's trajectory
- Anti-satellite missile : A weapon, launched from inside the atmosphere, intended to destroy an orbiting satellite.
- Anti-shipping missile : An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water
- Arrow (missile) : A high-altitude anti-ballistic missile, co-developed by Israel and the United States, intended to engage theater ballistic missiles above the range of the complementary MIM-104 Patriot
- Atmospheric reentry : The movement of human-made or natural objects as they enter the atmosphere of a planet from outer space, in the case of Earth from an altitude above the 'edge of space.'
- BGM-109 Tomahawk : A U.S.-designed cruise missile, launched from vertical launch systems on ships and submarines, against land targets
- Ballistic missile defense : A combination of sensors, command and control systems, and missile/warhead kill mechanisms that protect a region, or, in the case of the U.S., theaters of operations as well as the nation proper.
- Ballistic missile : A guided missile which, once its engines stop firing, follows a generally parabolic path to its target, defined by momentum, aerodynamic resistance, and gravity
- Burke-class : Large U.S. Navy multirole destroyers equipped with AEGIS battle management system and constant upgrades; Japan has Kongo-class clones, also being upgraded to ballistic missile defense; South Korea has the KDK-class
- CEC (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Carrier Strike Group : In the U.S. Navy, the group of ships centered around a large aircraft carrier
- Chief of Naval Operations : The senior officer of the United States Navy, not in the operational chain of command but responsible for preparation and readiness of naval forces
- Classified information : Material collected or created by a government that is subject to limitations on its release to the general public and may have penalties for its unauthorized release.
- Command guidance : A means of controlling a guided missile's flight by continuous electronic or optical signals from the launcher; the missile has no independent ability to track the target although it may have a proximity fuze
- Common operational picture : An electronically shared graphic of map of common interest, typically to military units, that can show more or less detail, and specialized information, on simple user command or even touch
- Compartmented control system : A set of controls, in addition to a regular national security classifications, that adds additional security restrictions to especially sensitive information
- Cooperative Engagement Capability : A distributed computing and communications system principally aboard U.S. Navy warships, more than the AEGIS battle management system is often called. As opposed to the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System it does not share only the processed data from single sensors on single platforms, but shares a mutually computed model fusing all sensors
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- E-3 Sentry : Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, equipped with a large radar and a battle staff, which can detect aircraft and control combat.
- Electronic warfare : A subset of information operations that deals with the use of electromagnetic or kinetic means to degrade an enemy's military electronics systems, to be able to operate one's own electronics in the face of enemy attacks, and to evade those attacks through protection or deception
- Expeditionary Strike Group : ESG: An unit of United States Navy surface and subsurface combatants, combined with the amphibious warfare capability of an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)
- Forward Area Air Defense : A U.S. military command and control system for managing air defense, which includes both artillery/air deconfliction and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions, near the main battle line, typically under brigade control
- Gary Roughead : U.S. Chief of Naval Operations since 2007
- HAVE QUICK II : A family of military UHF jam-resistant radios, intended for air-to-air and air-to-ground use
- High-value asset : A military aircraft, ship, weapon, or other asset with such power, either as a force multiplier or in destructive capability, to justify a strong protective force
- Hit-to-kill : The infliction of damage by a weapon, which does not depend on other than mechanical energy transfer. At the low end, it can be as simple as a bullet hitting a nonmoving target, and at the high end, it can include the immense energies of a collision between an incoming ballistic missile and an intercept vehicle. It is a subset of kinetic kill, which includes explosives and other physically destructive "hard kill" mechanisms.
- Intercontinental ballistic missile : A ballistic missile, carrying one or more warheads, with a range in excess of 5500 kilometers; the definition traditionally referred to land-based weapons, but some submarine-launched ballistic missiles have this capability
- Joint Tactical Information Distribution System : The primary communications system used for sharing tactical information internally, and among NATO, Australia, and other U.S. allies
- Kongo-class : Destroyers currently in service with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (i.e., Japanese Navy), which are licensed copies of the U.S. Burke-class and are being upgraded for ballistic missile defense
- Littoral Combat Ship : Lighter than a U.S. destroyer or frigate, (but heavier than a corvette or fast attack craft) relatively low-cost U.S. Navy warship type, capable of ocean crossings but optimized for coastal operations including mine warfare (MIW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASW).
- MIM-104 Patriot : Missile originally developed for medium-to-high altitude aircraft interception (SAM) use, which, while retaining that capability, is now optimized as an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) for relatively small but critical areas. The SAM versions have explosive warheads but the ABM is hit-to-kill.
- Michael Auslin : Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and a member of the Committee on the Present Danger; Former Senior Research Fellow, Yale University
- Mobile ad hoc networking : A family of mobile computing techniques in which not only the hosts move, sometimes at supersonic speed, but the routers and other devices organizing them into networks also move
- Naval Fire Control System : Also known as the AN/SYQ-27, this is a system for assisting U.S. Navy and NATO gunfire support ashore, taking and deconflicting calls for fires, and passing signals to the actual gun system.
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
- North Korea : State comprising the northern Korean peninsula; officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with Pyongyang its capital.
- Northrop Grumman : A large U.S. military and high-technology manufacturer
- Novator R-172 (missile) : An extremely long-range Russian air-to-air missile, licensed to India, apparently optimized for attacking high-value assets such as Airborne Warning and Control System, air refueling and cruise missile carrier aircraft
- Oliver Hazard Perry-class : Limited-capability ocean escorts in the U.S. and other navies, designated "frigates"
- Phalanx close-in weapons system : A 20mm autocannon system originally for shipboard final defense against subsonic anti-shipping missiles, obsolescent in that role but being deployed for land-based counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) defense against guerrilla rockets.
- RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile : A joint U.S.-German system for final defense against supersonic, sea-skimming anti-shipping missiles such as the Russian Moskit series, generically designated by NATO as SS-N-22 SUNBURN
- RIM-156 Standard SM-2 : Intended to be launched from the vertical launch system of AEGIS battle management system equipment ships, this is principally a long-range surface-to-air missile using semi-active radar homing with no over-the-horizon capability; it can accept midcourse guidance for its secondar anti-shipping missile capability and thus engage over-the-horizon targets
- RIM-161 Standard SM-3 : Theater anti-ballistic (i.e., midcourse and terminal phases) and anti-satellite missile, using hit-to-kill, launched from ships equipped with the AN/SPY-2 radar and AEGIS battle management system.
- : This version of the Standard series, is an anti-ballistic missile intended to be fired from the Vertical Launch System of ships equipped with the ballistic missile defense upgrade to the AEGIS battle management system
- RIM-162 ESSM : In U.S. Navy service, a short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile of which four will fit in a vertical launch system cell; derived from the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile
- RIM-174 Standard SM-6 : An upgrade of the U.S. Navy RIM-156 Standard SM-2, which replaces the current semi-active radar homing terminal guidance with active radar using the AIM-120 AMRAAM seeker, giving AEGIS battle management system ships the capability to conduct over-the-horizon anti-air warfare
- RIM-2 Terrier : Deployed in the 1950s, the first operational ship-borne surface-to-air missile of the U.S. Navy
- RIM-24 Tartar : A descendant of the U.S. Navy RIM-2 Terrier missile, with reduced size and range, but more capability within its range and usable on smaller ships
- RIM-67 NTU versions : A replacement for RIM-2 Terrier and RIM-24 Tartar surface-to-air missiles on ships equipped with the New Threat Upgrade system rather than the AEGIS battle management system. Also called SM-2ER Block I through III.
- RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC : A surface-to-underwater missile consisting of a guided booster that delivers a homing antisubmarine torpedo to a distant location
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- Radio : Transmission and reception of information, which can be voice, data or imagery over electromagnetic radiation in free space (i.e., wireless). The information is modulated onto a carrier wave
- Raytheon : A large US technology company, much of whose market is military, but also provides products, especially electronics, to the civilian sector
- Robert M. Gates : The 22nd, and current, Secretary of Defense of the United States.
- SPG-62 : In the AEGIS battle management system for anti-air warfare, this radar provides the final illumination for terminal guidance of an SM-2 surface-to-air missile
- SPS-49 : A long-range air search radar, part of the AEGIS battle management system only on Ticonderoga-class cruisers, not Burke-class destroyers; non-AEGIS use on Canadian Halifax-class frigates
- SPS-64 : A Raytheon commercial and military system of navigation radar; while on U.S. Navy ships including the Burke-class and Ticonderoga-class, it is independent of the AEGIS battle management system
- SPY-1 : This is the main radar for the air and cruise missile defense functions of the AEGIS battle management system aboard cruisers and destroyers
- SPY-2 : A supplementary radar for AEGIS battle management system ships, which adds theater ballistic missile defense engagement for the RIM-161 Standard SM-3 missile
- Sea of Japan : A sea that lies between Korea and Japan, connected to the Pacific Ocean through several channels, including the Korea Strait, the La Perouse Strait, and the Strait of Tartary.
- Self-organizing network : A set of cooperating elements that announce themselves, learn of other nodes of interest, and build interconnections, without the need for central control or manual administration.
- Semi-active radar homing : In contrast to active radar homing and command guidance, a missile guidance method in which the missile carries a radar receiver only, homing on the reflections, from the target, of a separate illuminating radar
- Special operations : Military or paramilitary operations that differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets; they are often controlled at a national or strategic level of command
- Special reconnaissance : Also known as SR, missions deep in denied areas, conducted by special operations personnel. They may be in or out of uniform. While SR units may direct air, missile, or artillery strikes, they strive to stay undetected.
- Spruance-class : A retired class of U.S. Navy destroyers, built on the same hull as the Burke-class but optimized for land attack and anti-submarine warfare, without the AEGIS battle management system
- Standard SM missile series : An evolving series of ship-launched guided missiles developed by the U.S. Navy and used by a number of countries; primarily for anti-air warfare but also for ballistic missile defense and attacking surface ships
- Stealth : The popular term for a collection of techniques that make a military vehicle (air, space, land, sea, or undersea) hard to detect and harder to direct weapons against
- Surface-to-air missile : A guided missile fired from land or water, to destroy aircraft and possibly missiles; naval versions may have a secondary anti-shipping missile capability
- TPY-2 : A long-range, high-altitude X-band phased array radar for use to guide the top layer anti-ballistic missiles (i.e., THAAD) of a theater ballistic missile defense system, cueing for lower-altitude system, and as a component of national missile defense
- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (missile) : An anti-ballistic missile, developed by the U.S. Army, intended as the high-altitude tier of a layered theater ballistic missile defense system
- Ticonderoga-class : Modern U.S. Navy cruisers usually serving as carrier or amphibious escorts, but capable of independent action including long-range strike, anti-air/anti-ballistic missile/anti-satellite warfare, naval gunfire support, and antisubmarine warfare.
- Type 45-class : The latest class of British destroyer, a large multirole ship with very strong anti-air warfare capabilities, with the first vessel on sea trials
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) : As of July 2009, the newest Burke-class destroyer commissioned into the United States Navy
- USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) : A U.S. Navy destroyer of the Burke-class, currently assigned to United States Central Command in the Persian Gulf; within Flight IIA, this ship was the first to receive the 5"-62 caliber gun and supporting systems: AN/SYQ-27 Naval Fire Control System (compatible with Army Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS); also upgraded with Link 16 of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
- United States Central Command : Unified Combatant Command responsible for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, now under the command of General James Mattis
- Vertical launch system : A method of launching guided missiles from warships, firing them straight up rather than using a launcher that aims them toward the target; missile guidance puts them on the path to the target