Accession Number : ADA329067

Title :   The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Consolidated Targets Program,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DeCesaris, Chet ; Millner, Paul ; Grabowsky, Craig ; O'Dea, Martin

PDF Url : ADA329067

Report Date : 04 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) Consolidated Targets Program (CTP) provides threat-representative targets and related items for test and evaluation (T&E) activities associated with Theater Missile Defense (TMD) National Missile Defense (NMD) and other Department of Defense (DoD) technology and demonstration programs. The CTP was instituted to centralize planning, management, acquisition, and operations for all BMDO target systems. Through it's primary executing agency, the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC), this consolidated approach facilitates improved management of target requirements, validation, verification and accreditation (VV&A) processes, and the acquisition and development of credible and cost-effective targets. Based on the test objectives, the user develops and provides target requirements to the CTP. The targets program executing agent, in coordination with the user, analyzes, refines, and costs the target requirements to ensure the user receives the most cost-effective targets which meet the test requirements. The targets program acquisition strategy emphasizes the use of off-the-shelf and excess government equipment in order to reduce development and focus on target systems which allow maximum test flexibility with minimal infrastructure support. Foreign Military Acquisition (FMA) assets are also integrated whenever available and appropriate.

Descriptors :   *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, TEST AND EVALUATION, REENTRY VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE