Military Uses of Space.
Local PDF: ADA344611.pdf
AD Number: ADA344611
Subject Categories: ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Military Uses of Space.
Personal Authors: West, Bo; Canavan, Gregory H.
Report Date: 01 AUG 1988
Pages: 21 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11344-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: X0
Monitor Series: XD
Descriptors: *USSR, *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *MOVING TARGETS, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE
INITIATIVE, MILITARY STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, VERIFICATION, ATTACK, TARGETS,
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U02184
Abstract: This report reviews the information gathering, offensive, and
defensive uses of space. The report concludes that, while all defensive uses are
likely to grow, the most important ones are warning, verification, target
relocation, and defense. There are currently three main military uses of space:
information gathering, strategic offense, and strategic defense. This report
gives a brief discussion of each, together with a rough indication of how their
importance is likely to change over the next one to two decades. It concludes
that all are likely to grow, but the most important uses are warning,
verification, relocation of movable targets, and defense.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 10 JUN 1998