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4. What kind of missile defense systems exist?Submitted by MikeChalberg on Mon, 2012-03-05 12:54
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Many countries, including some American adversaries, possess a variety of different missiles (short-, medium-, and long-range). Therefore, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency focuses on three types of defense: against intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), theater missiles, and tactical missiles. All of these weapons pose great potential danger. Missile defense systems are usually multi-layered and combine ground-based radar, satellites, and, depending on the type of missile that needs to be intercepted, ship-based, land-based, and truck-based anti-missile missile stations.
Below is a diagram of how the U.S. missile defense system is designed to operate:
A missile defense radar station is pictured below.
The U.S. military has also developed lasers for missile defense, such as the MTHEL featured below.