Hard.Copy - 29 August 1997
ARTICLE CITATIONS GATHERED FROM COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED
JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS.
DoD Pushes Appropriators To Restore JASSM Funds.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 25, 1997, p 296
The Pentagon is appealing to Senate and House appropriators to
reconsider their funding decisions concerning JASSM for the FY98
Army Gets Old Polaris Motors For NMD Program Use.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 27, 1997, p 307
The Army has received twelve sets of Polaris solid rocket motors for
use in the NMD program. The transfer of these motors from Scotland
have been in the works for two years and will be used for the
Strategic Targets System.
DOD Says House's 2001 IOC For Navy Upper Tier Is Impossible.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 27, 1997, p 309
A House defense authorization provision mandating IOC for the Navy
Upper Tier missile defense system in 2001 is not feasible technically
or programmatically, according to the DoD.
Lavochkin Offers Kick Stages For Soyuz, Proton And SS-18.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 28, 1997, pp 316-317
Lavochkin Science and Production Association is offering new kick
stages to boost the lift capacity of the Proton launcher which will
enable the SS-18 ICBM to serve as a medium-lift launch vehicle.
Advanced Technologies Key To Future Naval Aviation, NRC Reports.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 27, 1997, p 315
According to the NRC the Navy will rely much more on advanced
technologies for improving naval aviation performance. The NRC also
predicts that stealth aircraft design will continue to be a need for
protection against proliferating air defenses.
Russia Reveals New Version Of SA-10.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 26, 1997, p 303
A Russian consortium of developers and producers of air defense
systems have demonstrated an upgraded version of the SA-10
antiaircraft missile. This system is said to have increased efficiency
against theater ballistic missiles and features a new radar. This new
system is also reportedly capable of detonating both a warhead and any
fuel remaining in the tanks of an engaged enemy missile.
Fifth THAAD Test Delayed To Allow For IMU Replacement.
Aerospace Daily, Aug 27, 1997, pp 305-306
BMDO and the Army have postponed the fifth intercept test of THAAD so
that the IMU can be replaced.
BMDO, DSTO Plan September Tests In Australia.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, pp 281-282
BMDO and Australia's DSTO are planning joint missile detection tests
in September. The project is called DUNDEE, Down Under Early Warning
Experiment. The sensors used in the experiment include the Jindalee
over-the-horizon radar; the Steeltrap relocatable high frequency radar
with OTH capability; and various satellites, including the Mid-Course
Laser Communications Project Moves Toward Flight Test.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, pp 286-287
The Laser Communications program is expecting a July 1998 flight test.
The program will be the first experiment to use more than a
one-gigabit per second data rate to and from an orbiting lasercom
Sword: Concept For Last-Ditch Missile Defense.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, p 287
Sword is a radar and missile system proposed for development that
could be a defense against cruise missile, short-range TBMs and
protecting proposed NMD radar sites.
KE ASAT Ready For Next Steps.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, p 288
After a successful 8/12/97 test, the KineticEnergy Anti-Satellite kill
vehicle is being readined for air-bearing testing. Air bearing testing
will demonstrate closed-loop attitude control of the system with the
integrated hardware and software while tracking a target. The kill
vehicle is the critical part of the KE ASAT, and successful tests are
designed to reduce risks associated with future flight tests.
Arrow Malfunctions, Terminated In Flight Test.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, p 282
An Arrow-2 anti-tactical ballistic missile malfunctioned during an
intercept flight test 8/22/97. Article briefly discusses Arrow Weapon
system and missile threat to Israel.
Clementine II Could Finish Clementine I's Job.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, p 284
Planning for a second Clementine small satellite mission has already
begun. The planning for Clementine II is aimed both at defining the
mission's objectives and considering how to apply some of the
management lessons learned from Clementine I.
BMDO Moves Toward Next Phase Of NMD.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, pp 284-285
BMDO issued the RFP for the next phase of the Lead System Integrator
contract on 8/14/97, just three days after Acting UndSecDef (A&T)
Longuemare approved the NMD program acquisition strategy. Lockheed
Martin, Raytheon and TRW are operating as the joint venture United
Missile Defense Inc., and are competing against Boeing NA as the final
Navy Examines Hypersonic Cruise Missile.
BMD Monitor, Aug 22, 1997, pp 285-286
The Navy is considering the development of a hypersonic cruise missile
to be introduced around 2010. The missile is planned with a speed of
between Mach 4 and Mach 8, and a range of between 400 - 800 miles.
Anderson: Aerostat Is Part Of Cruise Missile Defense Solution.
Defense Daily. Brian Shannon, Aug 25, 1997, pp 323-324
The Army's Aerostat airborne surveillance program is part of the
solution to the threat of cruise missile attacks. The Army envisions
Aerostat as a tethered balloon equipped with sensors that would fly at
altitudes between 10,000 and 15,000 feet.
US Needs More Computing Power To Maintain Aging Nukes.
Defense Daily. Bryan Bender, Aug 21, 1997, pp 307-308
According to recently declassified government documents released this
week, the DOE needs more computing capabilities to effectively
maintain its aging stockpile of nuclear weapons.
DoD: Hellfire Cut Will Increase Costs.
Defense Daily. Brian Shannon, Aug 22, 1997, p 315
According to the Pentagon's Comptroller, the deletion of $51.4m in
funding for the Army's Hellfire missile program will increase
IG: Lack Of Funding Hurt Missile Readiness.
Defense Daily, Aug 27, 1997, p 338
According to a recent audit report by the DoD Inspector General, Army
Missile Command was unable to maintain the minimum readiness of some
missiles needed by forces because of a lack of funding. The IG
reviewed 8 missile systems: the Avenger, the Tube-Launched,
Optically-Tracked Wired Guided Missile System, the Multiple Launch
Rocket System, the Stinger, the Light and Special Division Interim
Sensor System, the Hellfire, the Patriot, and the Hawk. Report title:
Transition of Army Missile Acquisition Programs From Program
Management Offices To Commodity Commands.
Aerospatiale, Kongsberg Strike Missile Development Deal.
Defense Daily. Vago Muradian, Aug 26, 1997, pp 326-327
France's Aerospatiale and Norway's Kongsberg have teamed to
cooperatively develop a stealth-like anti-ship missile for the Royal
Norwegian Navy and market it internationally. The New Surface Missile
(NSM) should complete development in 2003.
JASSM Funding Cut May Bring Added Costs.
Defense News. Mark Walsh, Aug 25, 1997, pp 4, 21
A $96m cut in funding for JASSM could cost the DoD a considerable
amount of money in contract termination fees and delay fielding of the
Arrow Falls Back To Earth:
Test Malfunction Shows Missile Is Not Invincible.
Defense News. Jeff Erlich; Steve Rodan, Aug 25, 1997, pp 3, 21
The fifth test of the Arrow II missile defense system failed,
following two successful tests. This US-Israeli program was so
successful initially, there was even thought that it could supplant
Navy Wants Ideas On Launching Tactical Missiles From Subs.
Inside the Pentagon, Aug 21, 1997, p 9
The Navy office responsible for developing submarine-launched missiles
wants ideas from industry for innovative approaches for launching
missiles from nuclear submarines.
US, Russia Reach Agreement On Missile Defense Demarcation-Again.
Inside the Pentagon. Douglas Berenson, Aug 28, 1997, pp 5-6
The US and Russia reached an agreement on a deal that would set out
guidelines for the testing and deployment of theater ballistic missile
defense systems under the ABM Treaty.
Joint Missile Defense Office Plans Massive Technology Demo In 2002.
Inside the Pentagon. Elaine M. Grossman, Aug 28, 1997, pp 13-14
JTAMDO has its sights on the year 2002, when it plans to sponsor a
demonstration of defense technologies integrated into a unified
system. This "single integrated air picture" (SIAP) will be seen as
easily from an Aegis cruiser as from an Air Force aircraft.
Panel Highlights Info Warfare, Automation, Modeling & Simulation:
Research Council Cites Critical Naval Technologies For War In 2035.
Inside the Pentagon. Douglas Berenson, Aug 28, 1997, pp 15-16
According to a newly released report by the NRC, the Navy needs to
plan and implement aggressive programs for the future. The report
cites a number of technology areas that will become increasingly
important. Among these are unmanned aerial and submarine vehicles,
information superiority, high-fidelity modeling and simulation, and
cooperative engagement capability. The study also believes the Navy
must develop a family of land attack missiles.
As 'Master Plan' Comes Together: Joint Theater Defense Office Aims To
Channel Service Funds This Fall.
Inside the Pentagon. Elaine M. Grossman, Aug 28, 1997, pp 1, 12-13
The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization (JTAMDO) is
close to finishing its final draft of the master plan. The plan will
channel service investments toward key sensor and interceptor systems
and the connectivity between them. Details of the master plan remain
confidential because it includes descriptions of sensitive
technologies and systems. The master plan does include the JTAMD
mission statement, threat assessment, and US capabilities assessment.
USA Steps Up Missile Control In Central Europe.
Jane's Defence Weekly, Aug 27, 1997, p 6
The USA is talking to Bulgaria, Slovakia and "a number of other
countries" about eliminating the 'Category One' missiles under the
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the State Department has
said. Category One missiles are capable of delivering a 500kg payload
at a range of 300km. In this category Bulgaria and Slovakia have SS-1
Scud launchers. Bulgaria also has eight SS-23 launchers. The USA has
purchased Hungary's inventory of Scud Bs to help reduce missile
proliferation in Central Europe.