Accession Number:

ADA256810

Title:

Strategic Defense Initiative: Estimates of Brilliant Pebbles' Effectiveness are Based on many Unproven Assumptions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

In January 1991, the President directed that the Strategic Defense Initiative SDI program be refocused toward providing protection against limited ballistics missile strikes, whether deliberate, accidental, or unauthorized. The proposed system concept is known as Global Protection Against Limited Strikes, or GPALS, and would consist of both-surface- and space-based sensors and interceptors. Because this was a significant change in the program, the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization SDIO and its contractors are still adapting the SDI program to the directive and are assessing a proposed space-based interceptor system known as Brilliant Pebbles.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE