Accession Number : ADA296149

Title :   National Missile Defense Contingency Deployment.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Reeves, Clifford E.

PDF Url : ADA296149

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The author feels it is time to start identifying who is to operate the National Missile Defense (NMD) System, and to provide a small cadre with facilities at or near the treaty compliant Anti Ballistic Missile site. The authority to accomplish this is under the purview of the Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDD). The paper includes justification for a 'pathfinder' deployment concept tied to current strategy, cost tradeoff, and operational user involvement. The major objective is to reduce the amount of time it takes to deploy a NMD contingency deployment.The goal is to accomplish and fulfill the BMDD vision for an emergency deployment within two years. Actual expense for the 'pathfinder' concept is not a consideration at this time other than to minimize the costs prior to a deployment decision. The recommendation is to approve resources to allow development of the emergency deployment concept. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *DEPLOYMENT, *COMBAT READINESS, *GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *TIME STUDIES, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, EMERGENCIES, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COSTS, USER NEEDS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE