Accession Number:

ADA422226

Title:

How to Optimize Joint Theater Ballistic Missile Defense

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Theater ballistic missiles TBM are capable of delivering high-explosive warheads as well as nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, termed weapons of mass destruction. Adversaries already have, or are developing these deadly devices, so the United States is developing defensive interceptors and tactics to maximize the probability of defeating all incoming ballistic missile threats. The goal is to thwart even a small nuclear, chemical or biological strike on a target city or military site.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE