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This incredible DVD-ROM - greatly revised and expanded for 2006 - provides a comprehensive guide to Americas ongoing Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program, run by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Formerly known as the Strategic Defense InitiativeMoreThis incredible DVD-ROM - greatly revised and expanded for 2006 - provides a comprehensive guide to Americas ongoing Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program, run by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Formerly known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and called Star Wars by the media and critics, the BMD program will use a layered defense to protect against ballistic missile attack. President Bush recently authorized the deployment of the first element of this system for limited defensive operations (LDO). This detailed material is heavily illustrated with color photographs, drawings, tables, and charts. The disc contains over 3 gigabytes of material! Topics covered include: * Threats * Sensors * History * ABM Treaty Implications * Boost, Midcourse, and Terminal Defense Segments * Ground-based Interceptors (GBI), Sea-based Interceptors * Patriot (PAC-3) units * Intercept Tests * Upgraded Early Warning Radars (UEWRs), Sea-based X-band Radar (SBX) * In-flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS) * Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) * THAAD, MEADS, ARROW, High Altitude Airship * Aegis Navy Systems * Comprehensive Glossary * Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle * Airborne Laser * Joint National Integration Center * Environmental Assessment of Impact of Missile Base in Fort Greely, Alaska * Fort Greely Silo Construction and GBI Emplacement * Flight Test Program * Much more This incredible DVD-ROM is packed with over 57,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational CD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust. This DVD-ROM disc is for use in a computer DVD drive. The files can be accessed from the File Explorer in the same way that you open files from a CD-ROM disc- the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM formats are functionally the same, but the DVD has more than six times greater storage capacity. Of course, this disc cannot be played in a DVD player connected to a television set. It contains computer-formatted data, not video.