Accession Number : ADA319966

Title :   Ground-Based Portable Miniature Interceptor for Cruise Missile Defense,

Corporate Author : TEXTRON SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Thyson, Noel A. ; Shui, Ven H. ; Flaherty, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA319966

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A ground-based Portable Miniature Interceptor weapon system has been conceptualized to fulfill the important mission of killing/negating cruise missiles in flight. A preliminary PMI design concept offers a weapon weighing under 150 pounds with an approximately hemispherical intercept volume having a diameter of about 10 miles. The paper describes the CONOPS, PMI design, component characteristics and packaging, and performance against cruise missiles in a representative mission scenario.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *CRUISE MISSILES, SCENARIOS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTION, MISSIONS, INFLIGHT, PACKAGING, GROUND BASED, INTERCEPTORS, HEMISPHERES, MINIATURIZATION.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE