Accession Number : ADA311244

Title :   Theater Ballistic Missile Defense from the Sea: Issues for the Maritime Component Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Swicker, Charles C.

PDF Url : ADA311244

Report Date : 09 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : Naval Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (NTBMD) will offer joint power projection forces robust TBMD capability by 2005. However, such defensive power projected from the sea is power projected from a unique and complex arena, where combat takes place in three competing environments which by their very nature cause conflicting tasking of limited assets. The tremendous promise of NTBMD must therefore be studied with this inherent operational complexity in mind. Naval Theater Ballistic Missile Defense can only realize its full potential if the Maritime Component Commander understands and addresses the key issues involved in its operational employment.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, POWER.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE