Sea-Based Deployment of Floating-Launch Missiles (Near-Term and Far-Term Design Concepts for Sea-Based Surface Mobile MX Missile Deployment)
Final rept. 15 Nov-15 Dec 1980
HYDRA CORP VIENNA VA
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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.
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
- Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles