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Ballistic missile defense/Related Articles
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- 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
- 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.
- Missile Defense Agency : Add brief definition or description
- AN/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
- AN/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
- 53T6 (missile) : Russian exoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile, armed with a nuclear warhead and used as the upper-layer of the A-135 (system) protecting Moscow. Known in the West as ABM-4 GORGON.
- W71 (nuclear weapon) : A 5MT anti-ballistic missile warhead of the early 1970s, intended to destroy targets in space with bursts of X-rays and a precursor of future directed energy weapons
- LIM-49 Spartan : Add brief definition or description
- Ground-Based Interceptor : Add brief definition or description
- 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.
- 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
- A-35 (system) : Add brief definition or description
- A-350 (system) : Add brief definition or description
- A-135 (system) : A two-layer anti-ballistic missile defense for the Moscow area.
- Airborne Laser (aircraft) : Add brief definition or description
- Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (missile) : An air-launched anti-ballistic missile intended for boost-phase intercept, built on largely existing components from the AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and AN/APG-63 radar
- 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
- 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.
- V-1000 (missile) : The first Soviet anti-ballistic missile, principally a prototype
- 51T6 (missile) : Russian endoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile used in the two-layer Moscow defense system; may have nuclear or conventional warhead; Western designation ABM-3 GAZELLE
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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