Accession Number:

ADA101588

Title:

Sea-Based Deployment of Floating-Launch Missiles. Appendices.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov-15 Dec 80,

Corporate Author:

HYDRA CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The basic report presents systems concepts 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. Appendices include containerships and surface effects ships SES data. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE