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The Aegis Control system is both a Combat Control System –
Bush and Cheney used this aspect of the program to project shock and awe on a defenseless nation.
And a Ballistic Missile Defense System –
The Obama administration decided that it offered a better option then the ground based system that had been the favorite program of the Bush administration and the Aegis BMD system had already been deployed.W cancelled the ABM Treaty in June 2002, at about the time the Aegis BMD system was proven.
Actually, Aegis did not describe a particular class of ship, instead, it describes an electronics package that is integrates a ships offensive and/or defensive capabilities into a system the links both the weapons and their control systems.