Accession Number : ADA192404

Title :   Who Is Going to Shoot Down the First ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) - Man or Machine.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Piepenbrink, John O

PDF Url : ADA192404

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The short time available to attack ballistic missiles with a Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) weapon system will preclude traditional national level decision making. A unique command and control (C2) concept is required to best serve the balance between effectiveness and weapon system safety. This article develops that concept with a blend of autonomous operation with man in the loop and advocates early resolution to ensure C2 strategy and tactics push technology development.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ATTACK, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, GUIDED MISSILES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), OPERATION, SYSTEM SAFETY, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE