Accession Number : ADA114372

Title :   Report of the Analysis of the Joint Medium Range Air to Surface Missile Program.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : MAXFIELD ASSOCIATES LTD FALLS CHURCH VA*

PDF Url : ADA114372

Report Date : 23 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The objective of this effort completed between July, 1979 and January, 1980 was to investigate technical alternatives and make recommendations concerning management approaches to accomplish the project goals. The purpose of this report is to formalize those recommendations and to identify future courses of action alternatives. The basic concepts incorporated in a supersonic stand-off, air-to-surface missile have existed in Navy advance planning for many years. Navy action on this concept was formalized in 1967 with the decision to initiate a funded technology program to produce a system technology prototype of an advance tactical stand-off missile. Parallel development of propulsion, guidance, and other subsystem technologies conducted by the Air Force, industry, and other countries have also contributed to the current technology base. In May 1978, the Chief of Naval Operations established a requirement for a survivable medium range air-to-surface missile with the issuance of operational requirement W-0650-TW, 'Medium Range Air-to-Surface Missile'. The requirements delineate the need for an offensive air-to-surface missile that can penetrate and survive against defenses expected to be encountered in the 80's and 90's.

Descriptors :   *Air to surface missiles, *Military procurement, Joint military activities, Intermediate range(Distance), Standoff, Resource management, Acquisition, Weapon systems, Survival(General)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE