Accession Number:

ADA329084

Title:

Navy Theater-Wide Defense AEGIS LEAP Intercept (ALI)/STANDARD Missile Three (SM-3) Flight Test Program Overview,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANDARD MISSILE CO MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Navy Theater-Wide NTW program was established to investigate the Navys tremendous and unique potential to provide the U.S. with a crucial, rapidly deployable, highly mobile, and readily sustainable long-range Theater Ballistic Missile Defense TBMD capability. To minimize the development risk inherent in this extremely challenging endeavor, the program was divided into several evolutionary phases. The initial phases of the program include a series of technology development and flight test demonstration activities involving the integration of advanced Ballistic Missile Defense BMD interceptor technologies with existing Navy Anti-Air Warfare AAW systems. The flight tests are designed to demonstrate the feasibility and the utility of the NTW concept before formal commitment to a Major Defense Acquisition Program MDAP.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE