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Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress [September 25, 2017]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, and gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition strategies and proposed funding levels for the Aegis BMD program. Congress's decisions on the Aegis BMD program could significantly affect U.S. BMD capabilities and funding requirements, and the BMD-related industrial base."

Report Number:CRS Report for Congress, RL33745
Author:O'Rourke, Ronald
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Date:2017-09-25
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:/hsdldocs/full/2017/804648.pdf
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