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THAAD: New America’s Super Shield against Ballistic Missiles

he THAAD Missile is a key element of the United states Ballistic Missile Defense System and the system made by Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been available for military use since 2008. Nearly all sources agree it’s designed to detect, track and shoot down short-range, medium-range, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, not ICBM.

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD or ABMD), also known as Sea-Based Midcourse, is a United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide missile defense against short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The program is part of the United States national missile defense strategy and European NATO missile defence system.