What is Aegis Combat System And How Does It Work?

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What is Aegis combat system? How does it help the ship? And the always popular question – how does it defend against incoming anti-ship missiles?

The AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) is a centralized, automated, command-and-control (C2) and weapons control system that was designed as a total weapon system, from detection to kill. It also uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

What is Aegis Combat System And How Does It Work?

Initially used by the United States Navy, Aegis is now used also by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Spanish Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, and Republic of Korea Navy. Over 100 Aegis-equipped ships have been deployed in five navies worldwide.

This video dissects the process and tries to find out just how many missiles Aegis can defend against.

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