Lockheed Gives Status Report on BMD Aegis Ashore Programs

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January 8, 2015 | Source: SEAPOWER Magazine

The Lockheed Martin program manager for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems said Jan. 7 that 2014 was “a very exciting year,” with successful tests of both the ship-based BMD systems and the emerging Aegis Ashore program, and outlined a series of additional tests and developments for both programs this year.

“In 2014, the Aegis combat systems built upon its successful track record by going three for three in flight test missions” by both the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones and the Aegis Ashore test system, which is located at the Pacific Missile Range facility in Hawaii, said Paul Klammer, director, BMD Integration & Strategy, at Lockheed’s Mission Systems and Training.