Requirements for Progressive Strategic Defenses.
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Subject Categories: DEFENSE SYSTEMS
ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Requirements for Progressive Strategic Defenses.
Personal Authors: Canavan, Gregory H.
Report Date: 01 MAR 1991
Pages: 45 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11781-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XF
Monitor Series: XD
Descriptors: *GUIDED MISSILES, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, WEAPONS, UNCERTAINTY,
DEPLOYMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, KILL PROBABILITIES, SURVIVABILITY, LAYERS, HIGH
VELOCITY, TIME, KINETIC ENERGY, DECOYS, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, DIFFUSION,
MIDCOURSE DEFENSE, SPACE BASED, LAUNCHING SITES, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3026
Abstract: Space-based layers face counter-measures, cost, and survivability
concerns. Midcourse defenses face decoys, which they must discriminate. Simple
models indicate that their initial deployment should be effective and that
development could improve their effectiveness. That would provide a hedge
against uncertainty and an incentive to the reduction of offensive forces.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 03 JUN 1998