Accession Number : ADA316395

Title :   Department of Defense Report to the Congress On Navy Theater Wide Defense System (Formerly Navy Upper Tier).

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA316395

Report Date : 25 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996, 104-450, requests the Director of BMDO to provide a status report that summarizes the findings and recommendations of the various studies associated with the proposed Navy Upper Tier (Navy Theater Wide Defense System) program, including the Department's efforts to reduce risk and enhance competition. This document responds to this reporting request. The studies that assessed the proposed Navy Theater Wide Defense System (NTWDS) program, technical issues and deployment options are the Navy's Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA), the BMDO/Navy Blue Ribbon Review and the BMDO 'Capstone' TBMD COEA. A brief synopsis of each study, including the background, description, results, summary, and current status, is reported below. The Department's Fiscal Year 1996 TBMD program review recently assessed the options for reducing risk and enhancing competition in the NTW program. A brief synopsis of this review is also included in this report.

Descriptors :   *CONGRESS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *REPORTS, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL BUDGETS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPETITION, RISK, ACQUISITION, REDUCTION, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE