Accession Number : ADA303772

Title :   Ballistic Missile Defense 1995 Report to Congress.

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA303772

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The Department's objective is to develop, procure, and deploy TMD at a level that will enhance U.S. warfighting capabilities and complement the effectiveness of its combat forces. This plan envisions the time phased acquisition of a multitier defensive capability. The first phase consists of near term improvements to existing systems using low risk, and quick reaction programs, while simultaneously refining concepts of operations and tactics. The second phase develops a significant core capability. This core capability consists of land based defenses to protect critical assets and to provide theater-wide protection, and Navy capability to protect U.S. and friendly forces in littoral (coastal) areas. The core capability also provides improved lethality and probability of kill through the use of interceptors which employ advanced concepts such as hit-to-kill or improved guidance techniques combined with fragmentation warheads as well as engagement opportunities at both lower altitudes and shorter ranges (lower tier intercepts within the atmosphere), and at higher altitudes and longer ranges (upper tier, exoatmospheric and high endoatmospheric intercepts). In the final phase, advanced concepts for TMD will be developed. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *FOREIGN POLICY, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AIR DEFENSE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, NATO, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, BOOST PHASE, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY DOCTRINE, RADAR, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, THREAT EVALUATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, MILITARY TRAINING, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, TREATIES, BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTORS, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, MILITARY TACTICS, DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY BUDGETS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, WARNING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Antimissile Defense Systems

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