Accession Number : ADA519053


Title :   Courtland Target Assembly Facility Environmental Assessment


Corporate Author : MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519053.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 242


Abstract : The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating additional buildings, roads, rail line, and utilities at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) Courtland, Alabama Facility. The Courtland Facility was originally designed to assemble and test interceptor missiles for MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The proposed action would support the assembly of target missiles and payloads to meet the increasing rate of BMDS testing requirements. The purpose of the proposed action would be to construct additional facilities at the Courtland Facility in which target missiles could be assembled, integrated, checked out and ultimately shipped to a test site for use. The need for the proposed action is to provide additional capabilities to meet the increased demand for reliable target missiles to test the MDA BMDS. Streamlining and consolidating target production is necessary to support the timely fielding of a viable missile defense capability to meet warfighter, national security, and homeland defense needs and will help MDA improve quality control and reduce costs.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS , *FACILITIES , *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PRODUCTION , TARGETS , COSTS , RELIABILITY , VIABILITY , QUALITY CONTROL , COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ASSEMBLY , INTERCEPTORS , TEST FACILITIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , HOMELAND DEFENSE , TEST AND EVALUATION , GUIDED MISSILES


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE