Full Form of ABM

ABM: Anti Ballistic Missile

  • ABM is full form of Anti Ballistic Missile.
  • It’s a surface-to-air missile that’s been built to intercept and counter ballistic missiles, so it’s a missile for missile defense.
  • This phrase can also refer to a ballistic missile-defeating antimissile system. ABM refers to missiles or systems that are meant to fight intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
  • India has also developed and launched an Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Programme (IBMDP) to develop a multi-layered ballistic missile defense system to protect the nation from ballistic missile outbreaks.
  • It is a double-tiered system that includes land and sea-based interceptor missiles; the PADE (Prithvi Air Defence Exercise)  in which a Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile for high altitude interception and the Advanced Air Defiance (AAD) Missile for lower or minor altitude interception.
  • This system is designed to intercept missiles launched from a distance of up to 5,000 kilometres. It also has a radar network for early warning and tracking, as well as command and control posts.
  • The PAD was verified for its impact, accuracy & range in November 2006 and the Advanced Air Defense (AAD) was tested in December 2007. After verifying & testing the PAD, India became the 4th  country in world to have successfully in advanced of anti-ballistic missile system after the US, Russia and Israel.

Some Current Counter-ICBM systems/ABM

  • The Russian A-35 Anti-Ballistic Missile System.
  • The U.S. Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD).
  • Arrow-3 Missile Defense System
  • Japan : Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) with the US

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