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AMD programs intend to deliver unique value to each sponsor by devising innovative and affordable solutions to their most important problems. That is, they focus on making critical contributions to the critical challenges in air and missile defense facing both warfighters and the DoD program offices charged with developing and transitioning AMD systems for service use. Science and Technology projects focus on the application and successful transition of critical technologies for the next generation of AMD systems.

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy are the sponsors for most of these projects. An increased amount of tasking has come from Air Force, Joint Service, and DoD agency program offices.

Programs are organized in five major areas:

  • Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD):
    • Aegis BMD
    • BMD Sensors
    • Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
  • Sensors and Weapons:
    • Standard Missile (SM-2, SM-6)
    • Self Defense Weapons
    • Advanced Navy Radars
  • Integrated Combat Systems:
    • Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Capability
    • Netted Sensors
    • Advanced Concepts Prototyping
    • Aegis Combat System
    • Ship Self Defense System
    • Advanced Projects and Special Studies
    • Electronic Warfare Systems
    • Future AMD Combat Systems
  • Science and Technology:
    • Electro-optics
    • Directed Energy
    • Advanced Battle Management Decision Aids
    • Internal Research and Development

Field offices supporting AMD programs are located in Huntsville, AL, Tucson, AZ, and Kekaha (Pacific Missile Range Facility), HI.