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June 22, 2014 - The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on June 22, 2014. For more information on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, go to http://www.mda.mil/system/g... . Show lessRead more
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element provides the Ballistic Missile Defense System with a globally transportable, rapidly deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight.
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System provides Combatant Commanders the capability to engage and destroy limited intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats in the midcourse battle space to protect the United States.
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) is the sea-based component of the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).