Accession Number : ADA353915


Title :   The Fundamental Issues Study within the British BMD Review


Corporate Author : MANSFIELD COLL OXFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Neville


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a353915.pdf


Report Date : FEB 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : My remit, as the member of the PFS team responsible for the Fundamental Issues Study, (FIS), has been to conduct a synoptic and independent assessment of the approach Britain should adopt to BMD. Among the aspects considered have been geopolitics, threat development, the technological environment, the operational context, the principle of comparative costing, arms control, pollution effects, industrial collaboration, and participation in Space. I have not been involved in the PFS predictions of how particular systems would perform in specific scenarios. Nor have I been concerned with the life-cycle costings of alternative options. My main aim has been to think laterally about the linkages between issues, not least as between technical/operational considerations and geopolitical or philosophical ones.


Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *UNITED KINGDOM , FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY , THREATS , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , THREAT EVALUATION , GEOPOLITICS , ARMS CONTROL , POLLUTION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES.


Subject Categories : ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE