Accession Number : ADA268312


Title :   Environment Impact Analysis Process. Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268312.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : Southwestern Arizona is being considered as a possible basing area for the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) under several different alternatives. Yuma Proving Ground and Luke Air Force Range are Candidate Deployment Installations for the Hard Mobile Launcher in Random Movement basing mode, with support functions to be provided at either Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field or Yuma Proving Ground. Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field and Yuma Proving Ground are also under consideration as separate alternatives for basing of missiles in the Hard Silo in Patterned Array mode. If Yuma Proving Ground is selected as a support base for the Hard Silo alternative, some silos may actually be located in a small adjoining portion of southeastern California. The discussions that follow provide an overview of the regional environmental issue areas that are under consideration for southwestern Arizona using, as an example, the case where Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field would serve as the support base.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *GUIDED MISSILE SILOS , GEOLOGY , REGIONS , AIR QUALITY , WATER RESOURCES , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , PUBLIC UTILITIES , NOISE , ARIZONA


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE