Accession Number:

ADA426836

Title:

A CBO Study: Alternatives for Boost-Phase Missile Defense

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2004-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This Congressional Budget Office CBO study - prepared at the request of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Senate Armed Services Committee - looks at technical, operational, and cost issues related to using a boost-phase intercept BPI system to defend the United States against intercontinental ballistic missiles. The study compares the strengths, weaknesses, and costs of five alternative designs for a BPI system - three surface-based and two space-based - that span a range of performance characteristics. In keeping with CBOs mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makes no recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE