RDT&E BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION SHEET (R-2 Exhibit) March 1996
RDT&E, Defensewide / BA 04 (Dem/Val) PE: 0603872C (Proj:1294)
PE Title: Joint TMD (U)
(U) The UAV-Based Boost Phase Intercept (BPI) program covers two tasks; Task 1: Israeli Cooperative BPI, and Task 2: US BPI. Task 1: Israeli Cooperative BPI is a joint U.S./Government of Israel (GOI) BPI program which involves future development and refinement (risk mitigation) of the Israeli Boost Phases Intercept System (IBIS) concept which is planned to destroy tactical ballistic missiles in the boost phase of flight, before engine cutoff, preferably while in enemy territory. This project is based on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) armed with on-board interceptors to provide the means of destroying enemy missiles in their boosting phase of flight. The first task of this two part project will provide risk mitigation in the development of the GOI's UAV BPI. Task 2 of this effort develops a U.S. UAV-based BPI system concept. It will develop the system requirements for the total concept, kinetic energy interceptors, UAVs, search and track sensors, Battle Management, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I), and the concept of operations (CONOPS) based on readily available U.S. technologies.
(U) Along with attack operations, Boost Phase Intercept (BPI) concept is the only means of destroying hostile missiles in enemy territory. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) armed with interceptors show significant near term promise. A recent Israeli follow-on BPI effort showed the feasibility and utility of using high-altitude, long endurance UAVs to perform the missile defense mission. The effort also concluded that such a system could be very complementary and cost effective to terminal missile defense systems. These efforts were performed during FY94-95 under another Program Element. Efforts to develop U.S. UAV-based BPI requirements began in FY96.
o ($9.706M) UAV-based BPI: Develop U.S. requirements and concept for UAV-based kinetic energy BPI. Generate and evaluate U.S. technologies available for a UAV platform, interceptor, and search and track systems. Develop related Battle Management, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Technologies. Analyze available UAVs and develop requirements. Develop preliminary CONOPS for a US UAV concept. Work with the Israelis in a cooperative risk mitigation effort in the areas of interceptors, sensors, and BMC4I.
o ($9.436M) UAV-based BPI: Demonstrate a search, launch detection, tracking and discrimination capability. Demonstrate key UAV performance and command and control parameters to satisfy UAV-based BPI requirements. Develop a proof-of-concept demonstration plan.
|Previous President's Budget||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Budget Submit||0||9,706||9,296||9,436||28,438|
|Related RDT&E:||Funding Dependency?(Yes1/No)|
|2259 - Israeli Coop. Projects - 0603173C||Yes|
|3359 - Test and Evaluation - 0603872C||Yes|
1Funding data for related RDT&E efforts that have a funding dependency can be found in the respective project summary/program element.
|Complete IBIS Follow-On||X|
|Contract Milestone (Israeli)||X|
|Prelim. US UAV BPI Concept||X|
|Final US UAV BPI Concept||X|
|Complete US/Israeli Risk Mitigation||X|