Extended Range Intercept Technology
ARMY STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
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The Strategic Defense Initiative Program, announced by former President Reagan on March 23, 1983, is an extensive research program designed to determine the feasibility of developing and effective ballistic missile defense systems. The program includes research of tactical or theater missile defense technologies necessary for the protection of ground forces from attacks by enemy tactical missiles. One aspect of such technology is defense against tactical missiles accomplished by intercepting and destroying a missile before it can reach its designated target. The principles of the technology to be evaluated in the Extended Range Intercept Technology ERINT program were initially demonstrated at lower altitudes in the successful Flexible Lightweight Agile Guided Experiment FLAGE. The purpose of the FLAGE program included developing hit-to-kill technology and demonstrating the guidance accuracy of a small, agile, radar-homing vehicle. Provisions for the Theater Missile Defense Chemical Flight Experiments TMDCFE have been included in the proposed ERINT program to quantify theater missile defense TMD lethality against bulk chemical warheads in the TMD Bulk Chemical Experiment TMDBCE and against submunition chemical warheads in the TMD Submunition Chemical Experiment TMDSCE.
- Antimissile Defense Systems
- Guided Missiles