Accession Number : ADA293937

Title :   Range/Payload Trade-Offs for Ballistic and Cruise Missiles,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Pope, R. L. ; Irvine, R. D. ; Retallick, S. J.

PDF Url : ADA293937

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Australia is a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a group of western countries that manufacture and export missile technology. The MTCR was established in 1987, by the seven major western suppliers of missile technology, to control the availability of rocket technology to customer countries. The MTCR sets Guidelines to control the export of missile technology which could be used in delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction. The Guidelines presently provide for a strong presumption of denial for export of ballistic or cruise missiles capable of delivering a 500 kg payload to a range of 300 km and for a less rigorous restriction of 0 kg/300 km systems. There has been much discussion of methods for extending the scope of these criteria to allow for range/payload trade-offs which may be used to adapt a missile, satisfying existing criteria, so that it violates their intention. The method should not, however, be such as to include missiles which cannot provide the necessary performance. This short note outlines work done in Guided Weapons Division of DSTO to support Australian submissions on this topic. Sin le sta e and multi-sta e ballistic missiles and cruise missiles are discussed.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *CRUISE MISSILES, WEAPONS, CONTROL, DELIVERY, PAYLOAD, EXPORTS, MASS, DESTRUCTION, AVAILABILITY, INSTRUCTIONS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, AUSTRALIA, ROCKET RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE