Oct. 28, 2013
U.S. and Romanian officials break ground on the new Aegis Ashore missile defense site at Deveselu Air Base, Romania. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo by Vince Little.
The deckhouse for the Aegis Ashore system bound for Romania at the Lockheed Martin Aegis facility. Missile Defense Agency Photo
Aegis Ashore is the land-based component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and will use the same components (AN/SPY-1 Radar, Fire Control System, Vertical Launch System, computer processors, display system, power supplies and water coolers) that will be used onboard the Navy's new construction Aegis BMD Destroyers.