MIT Lincoln Laboratory is awarded Aegis Ballistic
Missile Defense Flag

The Laboratory is honored for technology development in support of the Aegis program

On January 24, 2012, Rear Admiral Joseph A. Horn, head of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program, presented Eric D. Evans, Director of Lincoln Laboratory, with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) flag, given to the Laboratory for its service and significant contributions to the program.

Admiral Horn presents  Dr. Evans with Aegis flag  
Rear Admiral Joseph Horn, U.S. Navy, (left) presents Director Eric Evans with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense flag and citation to recognize Lincoln Laboratory's contributions to the Aegis BMD program.

Since 1992, Lincoln Laboratory has been supporting Aegis BMD, the sea-based component of the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Over the years, the Laboratory has developed many new capabilities, including advanced technologies for the Aegis radar system, new data processing modes for Aegis missile seekers, and new concepts for missile defense discrimination. The citation for the flag award concludes by saying, "Through exceptional leadership and unparalleled technical expertise, the Aegis BMD Team at MIT LL has left an indelible mark on the program."

Posted January 2012


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