Accession Number:

ADA281163

Title:

Implications of Third World Acquisition and Employment of Ballistic Missiles and Space Launch Vehicles for SDIO/POET

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1991-Oct 1992

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1992-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This document, prepared for the Director of the Countermeasures Office of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization SDIO and the Threat Working Group of the Phase One Engineering Team POET, presents five separate discussions on how the Third World militaries might acquire, produce, employ, and defend against ballistic missiles. The first study establishes a context for how Third World countries might acquire ballistic missiles. The second study then expands on one particular strategy indigenous production of ballistic missiles. The third and fourth studies examine how Third World countries, once they acquire ballistic missiles, might employ them in their various regional contexts and what lessons might be drawn from their real world operational use in the Gulf War. Finally, the last study examines the implications of the widespread proliferation of ballistic missile defense systems and what they portend for future Third World ballistic missile systems in various regional contexts. These studies demonstrate how Third World countries plan to utilize their ballistic missile inventories once acquired and how SDIOPOET might anticipate such activities in designingoperating national and theater missile defense systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE