2017 - 161 DSC 17 E - BMD NATO - DAY REPORT

Report Title: Ballistic Missile Defence and NATO
Rapporteur: Joseph A. DAY (Canada)
Year: 2017

Alongside conventional and nuclear capabilities, ballistic missile defence (BMD) is now considered a core NATO capability. The current framework for NATO BMD integrates national missile defence assets and capabilities into a broader NATO command and control (C2) architecture. The purpose of this capability is to protect NATO European territory and population centres, as well as deployed NATO forces, from threats arising from the global proliferation of ballistic missile technologies. A modern, dynamic, and geographically flexible missile defence system will deny adversaries the benefits they may seek to pursue via a missile-based offensive strategy.