The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is a complex system of elements and supporting efforts. The supporting efforts enable the MDA to develop and evaluate technologies that will respond to the changing threat. These supporting efforts are:
Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center: The Integration and Operations Center supports research and development, agency operations, test and evaluation, and operational training for missile defense capabilities.
Testing: The test program provides critical data to demonstrate the performance of the BMDS and its elements.
Ground- and flight-tests demonstrate and assess system capabilities and provide data for advanced modeling and simulation activities that measure and predict the performance of all missile defense technologies.