Boeing’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system just completed a first of its kind test. The “two-shot salvo” test consisted of one missile interceptor destroying a target and another missile observing the collision and intercepting additional projectiles emerging from the initial intercept.
This is a huge step forward for American missile defense.
The advanced technology that made the successful test possible allows our missile defense systems to work together to counter new and emerging threats.
The GMD system is the cornerstone of American missile defense system – protecting American citizens from coast to coast. The missile defense system stretches across 12 time zones and destroys targets in space.
Does the system ever take the day off?
No – America’s GMD system is ready to defend all 50 states, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Why does America need a missile defense system?
Emerging threats around the world continue to demonstrate the need for a modern and effective missile defense system. Successfully completing a “two-shot salvo” test is a crucial step towards building a missile defense system capable of protecting the entire United States.
Who builds the GMD system?
For more than 15 years, Boeing has partnered with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (USMDA) to increase the capability and effectiveness of America’s missile defenses. The success of the “two-shot salvo” test proves that Boeing and the USMDA continue to keep the GMD system ready to defend Americans from evolving threats