Strategic Defense Requirements for Progressive Applications.
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AD Number: ADA344761
Subject Categories: DEFENSE SYSTEMS
MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Strategic Defense Requirements for Progressive Applications.
Personal Authors: Canavan, C. H.; Brown, J. C.
Report Date: 01 MAR 1991
Pages: 40 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11830-MS, UC-700
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XF
Monitor Series: XD
Descriptors: *MILITARY STRATEGY, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *INTERCEPTORS, MILITARY
REQUIREMENTS, ENERGY, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), SHORES, DIRECTIONAL, SPACE BASED,
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3029
Abstract: Strategic defenses are applicable to a progression of threats that
range from accidental or unauthorized launches, through third country or
subnational threats, to limited or strategic exchanges. Technologies exist for
long range launches, but launches close to shore are feasible, stressing, and
favor the attacker. Space based interceptors are suited to meeting the bulk of
the launches; directed energy has significant advantages in reducing the threat
to manageable levels. Current interceptor concepts appear adeguate, but
discrimination is both pivotal and delayed.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 03 JUN 1998