Accession Number:

ADA413955

Title:

Theater Missile Defense Extended Test Range Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement - Eglin Gulf Test Range. Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT TEST CENTER EGLINAFB FL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

378.0

Abstract:

The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization proposes to enhance the capability of the EGTR to conduct TMD programs. The Proposed Action would include the selection and construction of land-launch facilities modification of land, sea-surface, and airspace safety zones the amendment of range operation and support management procedures and the subsequent conduct of TMD missile system test and training flights within the enhanced EGTR. The preferred alternative would involve target and interceptor launch and support activities at Eglin Air Force Base AFB sites including Santa Rosa Island and Cape San Blas Air Drop or air-launch of target missiles and possible Navy AEGIS ship-launch of interceptor missiles. Alternatives would include target launch and support activities at alternative locations in the Florida KeysCudjoe Key or Saddlebunch Keys, target missile launch from a sea-launch vessel, and interceptor launch from offshore platforms off the coast of Santa Rosa Island and Cape San Blas. The No-action Alternative that does not provide extended test capabilities for TMD testing and training in the EGTR is also considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE