Accession Number : ADA192800

Title :   The Role of Air Base Operability in Tactical Missile Defense.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Fleet, Stephen A

PDF Url : ADA192800

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The emergence of a new generation of Soviet short-range, conventional, tactical ballistic missiles (FRGO, SS-1, SS-12, SS-21, SS-22, SS-23) threaten US/NATO air bases in Central Europe. The US has initiated a comprehensive, long-term Tactical Missile Defense (TMD) Program to counter the threat. At the same time, the USAF has re-focused attention on the need to improve air base survivability through it Air Base Operability (ABO) Program. This research paper examines the threat, discusses the concepts and realities of TMD, and analyzes the role of ABO in TMD. In addition, it highlights the impact of the US-Soviet Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces upon the US TMD Program.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CENTRAL EUROPE, GUIDED MISSILES, INTERMEDIATE RANGE(DISTANCE), LONG RANGE(TIME), MILITARY FACILITIES, NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY), SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), SHORT RANGE(TIME), SURVIVABILITY, TACTICAL WARFARE, TACTICAL WEAPONS, USSR, ATTACK, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, COUNTERMEASURES, OPERATION, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE