Accession Number:

ADA101587

Title:

Sea-Based Deployment of Floating-Launch Missiles (Near-Term and Far-Term Design Concepts for Sea-Based Surface Mobile MX Missile Deployment)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov-15 Dec 1980

Corporate Author:

HYDRA CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This report presents systems concept descriptions for sea-based MX missiles, using surface ships as transporters. Near-term 1985-1990 and far- term 1990-2000 systems are described. Floating-launch methods are proposed, using either encapsulated missiles or the simpler bare HYDRA-type vertical floating launch. Parameters described include force composition, missile jettison techniques, port facilities, deployment areas, personnel requirements, system costs, vulnerability, countermeasures, and C3 considerations.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE