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Author Schiffer, Maik.

Title Missiles [electronic resource] : defense programs, threats and types.

Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource (287 p.).
Series American Political, Economic, and Security Issues Ser.
American Political, Economic, and Security Issues Ser.
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- Defense Primer: Ballistic Missile Defense( -- Ballistic Missile Threats -- The Major Elements of the U.S. BMDS -- Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) -- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) -- Aegis BMD -- Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) -- Foreign BMD Participation -- European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) -- Other Regional BMD Cooperative Efforts -- Cooperation with Israel -- Legislative Issues -- Chapter 2 -- Missile Defense: Delivery Delays Provide Opportunity for Increased Testing to Better Understand Capability*
Abbreviations -- Why GAO Did This Study -- What GAO Recommends -- What GAO Found -- Background -- MDA's Acquisition Flexibilities and Steps to Improve Traceability and Oversight -- MDA's Process for Delivering Capabilities -- MDA's Contracting Practices -- MDA's Regional Efforts in Europe and Korea -- MDA Made Progress Delivering Capabilities and Assets and Conducting Tests but Fell Short of Its 2018 Goals -- MDA Delivered Several Important Capabilities According to Its Planned Baseline, but Did Not Meet Most of Its Asset Delivery Goals
MDA Conducted Seven of Eleven Flight Tests Planned for Fiscal Year 2018, One of Which Failed -- Mid-Year Budget Changes Significantly Affected MDA's Future-Year Plans -- Programs Accelerated and Expanded by the Fiscal Year 2018 Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancement Amendments Subsequently Experienced Challenges -- RKV -- Aegis BMD SM-3 Block IIA -- MDA Relied on Undefinitized Contract Actions to Achieve Its Acquisition Goals -- MDA Completed Some Key Milestones for Integrated Regional BMDS Capabilities, but Key Aspects of Its European Effort Have Been Deferred and Testing De-scoped
MDA Met Its Fiscal Year 2018 Goals for Capabilities in the Korean Peninsula -- European Phased Adaptive Approach Capability against Intermediate-Range Threats Has Been Delayed -- Despite the Delays, Delivery of EPAA Phase 3 will Occur with Less Robust Testing than Originally Planned -- Conclusion -- Recommendation for Executive Action -- Agency Comments and Our Evaluation -- List of Committees -- Appendix I: Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapons System -- Program Overview -- Aegis BMD Demonstrated Integration with Allies
Aegis BMD 5.1 Demonstrated Increased Capability, but Testing Disruptions Delayed Its Delivery to March 2019 and Deferred Raid Assessment to 2020 -- Funding Challenges Contributed to the Delay for Certain Aegis BMD Capabilities -- Appendix II: Aegis Ashore -- Program Overview -- According to Missile Defense Agency Officials, Deficiencies in the Performance of the Military Construction Contractor Resulted in a Significant Delay and an Increased Cost for the Aegis Ashore Facility in Poland -- The Program Continues to Make Progress despite Facing Challenges at both the Romania and Poland Sites
Note Appendix III: Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB
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Subject Ballistic missile defenses -- United States.
Ballistic missiles -- United States.
Ballistic missile defenses.
Ballistic missiles.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Schiffer, Maik Missiles: Defense Programs, Threats and Types New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated,c2020 9781536177145
ISBN 1536177156
9781536177152 (electronic bk.)
9781536177145 (e-book)