Accession Number : ADA194881

Title :   Adequacy of Guidance to Conduct Initial Operational Suitability Test and Evaluation of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Popp, Stephen C

PDF Url : ADA194881

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This report examines the current Department of Defense, Air Force, and Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) regulations and guidance to conduct initial operational suitability test and evaluation of land based ICBMs. It specifically examines the guidance to develop suitability test objectives, supporting tests, and evaluation methodologies for ICBMs and how the guidance was used in the PeaceKeeper in Minuteman Silos (PIMS) test program. The report concludes that current guidance is lacking for land based ICBMs. Also, recommendations are made for improvements to current regulations.

Descriptors :   *REGULATIONS, *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, *TEST AND EVALUATION, *TEST METHODS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, GUIDED MISSILES, LAND AREAS, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE