Accession Number:

ADA413182

Title:

Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Assessment for U.S. Air Force Atmospheric Interceptor Technology Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER LOS ANGELES AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

1. This Environmental Assessment EA is for the United States Air Force USAF atmospheric interceptor technology ait program, which consists of two proposed sub-orbital missile launches. The United States Congress directed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization BMDO to provide funds to support the USAF National Missile Defense NMD initiative. The USAF NMD initiative is to exploit existing missile and radar capabilities in support of the effort to develop a national missile defense system. The USAF plans to develop a target launch capability to realistically simulate inbound missile threat trajectories from potential Pacific Basin adversaries. In the interest of enhancing timely, economical national defense, this capability will be used to evaluate the performance and utility of existing radar systems to support potential low-cost, low-risk NMD architectures.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE