Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense

Naval engagements at sea can be divided into three major functions: detect, control, engage. The Aegis Combat System (ACS) is the first to tightly integrate, interlace, and overlap all three functions into one. The central integrating element of the ACS is the Aegis Weapon System (AWS), the world's premier naval surface Air & Missile defense system and is the foundation for developing Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). Aegis BMD has become the primary component of the sea-based U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. Develop an understanding of how Aegis Combat System was upgraded to include the additional BMD mission while maintaining existing Aegis operational warfare capabilities.

    Topics Include:
  • Aegis BMD Mission Definition
  • System Functional Architecture
  • AWS Element Modifications
  • AWS Test and Evaluation
  • Aegis ABMD Technical Approach
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Aegis Weapon System Design Overview

Participants must provide verification of a valid Common Access Card or security clearance and U.S. Citizenship. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes one of the following: U.S. passport, birth certificate with picture ID, Certificate of Citizenship, or Naturalization from USCIS.

Undergraduate degree in a technical or closely related field, or equivalent experience.

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