Accession Number : ADA392902


Title :   Destructive Expendables


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Warner, Duane A ; Pershing, Mike ; Androulakakis, Stavros ; Schmidt, Gordon ; Lappert, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a392902.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : Phase II of the Laser Beamrider Countermeasures program is complete. Phase II consisted of static tests where antiaircraft missiles were exposed to detonating 4Omm and 7Omm warheads. All of the tested missiles received significant damage. Also some dynamic tests occurred where the effects of these detonating warheads on the flights of missiles were observed. For those tests where the detonations were properly timed the missiles failed to reach the target.


Descriptors :   *ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES , *LASER COUNTERMEASURES , DESTRUCTION , LASER GUIDANCE , EXPENDABLE , DETONATIONS , STATIC TESTS , DYNAMIC TESTS , BEAM RIDER TRAJECTORIES , WARHEADS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE