TABLE 1-1 BMD Systems Examined in This Report in Terms of Their Potential Mission Applicability

Protected Area Terminal Midcourse Ascent Boost Supporting Sensors
Homeland THAAD
ALHK
GBI
MKV
SBI
KEI
SM-3 Block IIB
KEI
SBI
ALHK
SBI
ABL
KEI
ALHK
DSP/SBIRS
UEWR
AN/TPY-2
AN/SPY-1
SBX
STSS
PTSS
ABIR
 
Allies SM-2 Block IV
PAC-3
THAAD
MEADS
SM-3 Block I
Two-stage GBI
SM-3 Block II
THAAD
SM-3 Block IIA
SM-3 Block IIB
KEI
ALHK
ABL
ALHK
DSP/SBIRS
AN/TPY-2
AN/SPY-1
STSS
PTSS
ABIR
Space-ISR
A/B ISR
 
Forces SM-2 Block IV
PAC-3
THAAD
MEADS
SM-3 Block I
SM-3 Block II
THAAD
SM-3 Block IIA
ALHK
ABL
ALHK
DSP/SBIRS
AN/TPY-2
AN/SPY-1
STSS
PTSS
ABIR
RQ-4
MQ-9

NOTE: blue, operational; green, in development; purple, being considered; red, inactive, terminated, or redirected.

develop a set of notional threat missiles, notional interceptor designs, and notional sensors to explore the basic physical limitations of missile defense system performance, with the understanding that a public report was not only requested by Congress but also helps improve public understanding of ballistic missile defense issues. As such, the analysis included in this unclassified report (as distinct from the classified annex) is based on illustrative calculations that, in the committee’s view, reasonably capture various missile defense architecture trade-offs. None of these calculations use classified threat missiles characteristics or classified system specifications for U.S. missile defense assets.



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