National Missile Defense
Definition/Scope: The National Missile Defense system is designed to protect the United States against a limited ballistic missile attack from "states of concern," the State Department's new designation for former "rogue nations." It also provides some residual capability against a small accidental or unauthorized strategic missile launch from more nuclear-capable states.
Used For:strategic missile defense systems
Broader Terms:Ballistic Missile Defense Program
Narrower Terms:Homing Overlay Experiment
Related Terms:AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel