ANTO, Italy — The Italian navy is working to develop the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability of its Orizzonte-class air-defense ships and pave the way for BMD systems to be installed on a new class of ship to be launched in the early 2020s. Software engineers at the Italian navy’s programming center—known as Maricenprog—near the navy’s main dockyard at Taranto, have been developing tactical BMD capabilities for the ship as part of the country’s ...


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