Accession Number : ADA329084

Title :   Navy Theater-Wide Defense AEGIS LEAP Intercept (ALI)/STANDARD Missile Three (SM-3) Flight Test Program Overview,

Corporate Author : STANDARD MISSILE CO MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, Scott D.

PDF Url : ADA329084

Report Date : 21 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The Navy Theater-Wide (NTW) program was established to investigate the Navy's tremendous and unique potential to provide the U.S. with a crucial, rapidly deployable, highly mobile, and readily sustainable long-range Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) capability. To minimize the development risk inherent in this extremely challenging endeavor, the program was divided into several evolutionary phases. The initial phases of the program include a series of technology development and flight test demonstration activities involving the integration of advanced Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) interceptor technologies with existing Navy Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) systems. The flight tests are designed to demonstrate the feasibility and the utility of the NTW concept before formal commitment to a Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP).

Descriptors :   *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, AIR DEFENSE, GUIDED MISSILES, FLIGHT TESTING, DEPLOYMENT, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTORS, ADVANCED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE