JAPAN HALTS MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM PLAN
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Recognized as a key contributor to successful, interoperable and layered
missile defense, Aegis BMD has been selected for the missile defense
Phased Adaptive Approach, with deployments of both Aegis BMD capable ships
and Aegis BMD capabilities in a ground-based Aegis Ashore configuration.
Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ashore is the same proven, low-risk weapon system as
“Aegis Afloat,” with more than 40 years of experience transforming
to meet evolving threats. Aegis Ashore provides a proven, affordable solution
to expand the protection of the Aegis Combat System to inland areas.
Aegis BMD is already ashore. All elements of Aegis are already in use in
land-based applications that range from development and integration test
facilities to launch test facilities to production test facilities. Every Aegis system
at sea today was fully tested ashore before it was transitioned to ship use.
Aegis Ashore fully supports the U.S. government's desire to execute new missions
with capabilities that already exist. Minimal, if any, development is needed to
establish an on shore capability. Existing capability with a proven track record
coupled with established logistics infrastructure for rapid transition to land-based
operations make Aegis Ashore an affordable, low-risk solution to missile defense.
This is the moment to swallow our pride.