Accession Number : ADA339413


Title :   Ballistic Missile Proliferation: An Emerging Threat 1992


Corporate Author : SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Nagler, R G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a339413.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : This report, based solely on information available from unclassified sources, provides a coherent picture of the scope and trends of ballistic missile proliferation. The focus is on countries developing, producing, or owning ballistic missiles capable of threatening the military forces, assets, or populations of neighboring or geographically remote countries. The report also identifies other countries expected to obtain operational ballistic missile capabilities, discusses expected growth in performance, and examines the projected availability of warheads of mass destruction. The emphasis is on ballistic missiles of ranges greater than approximately 300 km, though shorter range battlefield weapons are discussed as forerunners. The assessment excludes principal U.S. allies and countries formerly in the Warsaw Pact, except where these countries have sold missiles, technology; or personnel services to developing nations in support of their missile programs.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES , AVAILABILITY , BALLISTICS , BATTLEFIELDS , DEVELOPING NATIONS , ESTIMATES , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , POPULATION , STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE , THREATS , WARHEADS , WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES


Subject Categories : Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE