Accession Number:

ADA222191

Title:

Dynamic Retargeting for U.S. Strategic Forces. Sanitized

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 15 Oct 1978-1 Apr 1982,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This research originated in a concern that U.S. strategic forces might not have the capability to be pretargeted for all of a large and growing number of possible force employment options, thereby requiring dynamic or time- urgent retargeting immediately before launch. The purpose of this study was twofold to assess this concern by comparing retargeting capabilities and requirements, and to identify possible improvements where appropriate. The study reviews and describes current strategic force targeting and retargeting capabilities and procedures introduces a broadened view of both the range of situations where retargeting might be required and the range of activities involved in the retargeting process analyzes the retargeting implications of several possible operational contexts identifies some specific problems suggests possible solutions to those problems and suggests priorities for implementing them. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE