Accession Number:

ADA413342

Title:

Development and Demonstration of the Long Range Air Launch Target System. Environmental Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER LOS ANGELES AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Pursuant to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 NEPA, Executive Order 12114, Council on Environmental Quality CEQ Regulations 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR Parts 1500-1508, and 32 CFR Part 989, the Missile Defense Agency MDA has conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of the Long Range Air Launch Target LRALT System Development and Demonstration Tests. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to develop and demonstrate through a flight test an air launch target missile system that provides a realistic threat simulation for testing long-range ballistic missile defense systems. The LRALT System is needed to provide enhanced flexibility and capability to the Department of Defense DOD ballistic missile defense test programs and ranges. The LRALT System Program would extend the air launch target capability provided by the current Short Range Air Launch Target SRALT from approximately 373 miles 600 kilometers up to about 1,553 miles 2,500 kilometers while providing widely varied launch azimuths, limited set-up time, and minimal use of launch facility infrastructure.

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE