Accession Number : ADA311430

Title :   Wapenontwikkelingen en Consequenties Hiervan voor Bunkers (Weapon Development and Consequences for Shelters).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Wees, R. M. van

PDF Url : ADA311430

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Previous bunker designs were based on the threat of a near-miss. Nowadays, conventional weapons are more accurate. This report surveys the capabilities of current and future conventional weapons and draws conclusions about the design criteria needed for future bunkers. The most important developments are in guidance and seekers and in stand-off weapons. Penetration depth is also increasing. It is technically possible that the future threat to bunkers consists of swarms of accurate cruise missiles, equipped with deeply penetrating bombs. Only deeply buried structures are safe against this threat.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *PENETRATION, *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *BLAST RESISTANT SHELTERS, THREATS, REPORTS, ACCURACY, DEPTH, SURVEYS, CRUISE MISSILES, BOMBS, FORTIFICATIONS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, STANDOFF MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE