Lisbeth Gronlund and George Lewis
Preliminary Architecture for C-1/C-2/C-3 NMD Systems
|C-1 Configuration1||C-2 Configuration2||C-3 Configuration3|
|Number of Interceptors Deployed in Alaska||20-100||100||125|
|Number of Interceptors Deployed in North Dakota||0||0||125|
|Upgraded Early-Warning Radars||Beale (CA); Clear (AK); Cape Cod (MA); Fylingdales (England); Thule (Greenland)||Beale; Clear; Cape Cod; Fylingdales; Thule||Beale; Clear; Cape Cod; Fylingdales; Thule; South Korea|
|X-Band Radars||Shemya (Aleutians, AK)||Shemya; Clear; Fylingdales; Thule||Shemya; Beale; Clear; Cape Cod; Fylingdales; Thule; South Korea; Grand Forks (ND); Hawaii|
Source: U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
1. C-1 (capability-1) system is defined as defense against a "few, simple" warheads, where "few" referes to five or fewer warheads.
2. C-2 (capability-2) system is defined as defense against a "few, complex" warheads.
3. C-3 (capability-3) system is defined as defense against "many, complex" warheads.