Ground Test Demos Phased Adaptive ApproachThe Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a ground test involving several distributed Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements. Data collected during the test, conducted September 12-16, demonstrated BMDS Phase 1 capabilities of the Phased Adaptive Approach to defend European allies and deployed forces from ballistic missile threats by simultaneously executing multiple theater engagements.
This event was designated Ground Test Distributed-04d (GTD-04d) Part 1. Participants included Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), a forward-based AN/TPY-2 X-band transportable radar, the Command, Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system, and other BMDS assets.
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Successful integration testing was accomplished for the first time in an operational environment between BMDS Phased Adaptive Approach Phase 1 capabilities and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (ALTBMD) system.
Source : Missile Defense Agency (MDA)