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Ship Self-Defense System

Definition/Scope: Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) is an open, distributed combat management system for surface ships designed to expedite the detect-to-engage sequence to defend against ASCMs. SSDS links and automates standalone sensors and weapon systems to provide the required combat reaction. A fiber optic local area network (LAN) connects ship sensors and weapon systems to: coordinate sensor integration; identify and evaluate potential threats; assess readiness of ship defenses; and execute specific tactical procedures. The SSDS System consist of software and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, SSDS integrates radar systems with antiair weapons, both hard kill (missile systems and rapid fire gun systems) and soft kill (decoys).



Broader Terms:

antiship warfare
Quick Reaction Combat Capability

Narrower Terms:

Advanced Electronic Guided Intercept System
antiship missile defense

Related Terms:

antiship cruise missile
missile defense

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