Sea-Based Deployment of Floating-Launch Missiles. Appendices.
Final rept. 15 Nov-15 Dec 80,
HYDRA CORP VIENNA VA
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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
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
- Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles