Accession Number:

ADA422753

Title:

Effective Intelligence Support to Theater Ballistic Missile Defense from the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The United States will deploy an operational missile defense system of the homeland under the National Missile Defense NMD Program by 30 September 2004. Within the NMD framework, the Navys role is to provide early warning, cueing, and forward ballistic missile engagement by deployed naval forces. Consequently, the Navys NMD function has the least reaction time and is therefore most dependent on timely and relevant operational intelligence to successfully perform the mission. The foundation for this intelligence support hinges on a robust process from which commanders at every level can make informed decisions, maximizing the forces effectiveness against the enemy, and enabling the unimpeded conduct of other warfare areas. This paper discusses the advantages of forward deployed naval forces to the NMD and theater commanders, pertinent naval NMD intelligence requirements, and proposes a methodology to achieve this intelligence goal. Based on foreseen NMD operational requirements, the paper proposes the following four concepts that address the knowledge areas, the appropriate responsiveness, and the format required for intelligence support to mitigate the commanders operational risk and uncertainty 1 Intelligence-enabled Common Operating Picture COP, 2 A structured Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield IPB, 3 Self-Contained Intelligence Products, and 4 Pervasive Intelligence. 11 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE