Accession Number : ADA338685
Title : Extended Range Intercept Technology
Corporate Author : ARMY STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
Personal Author(s) : Butler, Joseph H.
Report Date : 01 SEP 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 260
Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative Program, announced by former President Reagan on March 23, 1983, is an extensive research program designed to determine the feasibility of developing and effective ballistic missile defense systems. The program includes research of tactical or theater missile defense technologies necessary for the protection of ground forces from attacks by enemy tactical missiles. One aspect of such technology is defense against tactical missiles accomplished by intercepting and destroying a missile before it can reach its designated target. The principles of the technology to be evaluated in the Extended Range Intercept Technology (ERINT) program were initially demonstrated at lower altitudes in the successful Flexible Lightweight Agile Guided Experiment (FLAGE). The purpose of the FLAGE program included developing hit-to-kill technology and demonstrating the guidance accuracy of a small, agile, radar-homing vehicle. Provisions for the Theater Missile Defense Chemical Flight Experiments (TMDCFE) have been included in the proposed ERINT program to quantify theater missile defense (TMD) lethality against bulk chemical warheads in the TMD Bulk Chemical Experiment (TMDBCE) and against submunition chemical warheads in the TMD Submunition Chemical Experiment (TMDSCE).
Descriptors : *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , *BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS , *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE , FLIGHT TESTING , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , LETHALITY , GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , RADAR HOMING , CHEMICAL ORDNANCE , INTERCEPTORS , SUBMUNITIONS , CHEMICAL PROJECTILES.
Subject Categories : ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE