Survivability and Effectiveness of Near-Term Strategic Defense.
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AD Number: ADA344756
Subject Categories: GUIDED MISSILES
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Survivability and Effectiveness of Near-Term Strategic Defense.
Personal Authors: Canavan, Gregory H.; Teller, Edward
Report Date: JAN 1990
Pages: 29 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11345-MS, UC-700
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XF
Monitor Series: XD
Supplementary Note: Prepared in cooperation with Lawrence Livermore National
Lab., University of California, Livermore, CA.
Descriptors: *GUIDED MISSILES, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY,
SURVIVABILITY, PILOTS, ATTACK, COSTS, DECOYS.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U02165
Abstract: This paper examines the survivability and effectiveness of space-
based defensive missiles--a rapidly evolving technology--on a quantified basis.
The effectiveness and costs of attack and defense are estimated and cost-
exchange ratios are calculated in differing configurations. Various moves and
countermoves are compared. Low-weight, self- reliant defensive missiles are
found to be most effective. The advantages of the development of decoys for
defensive missiles and of a small pilot deployment are discussed.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 03 JUN 1998