Accession Number:

ADA499427

Title:

Utilization of a Low Cost Interceptor (LCI) for Cost Effective Air Defense against Low Tech Threats

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MILTEC MISSILES AND SPACE COMPANY HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2008-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Several studies and reports over the past ten years have discussed the need for a low cost interceptor for use in air defense against low tech air breathing threats. The Low Cost Interceptor LCI program that Miltec Missiles and Space Company has managed for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense CommandArmy Forces Strategic Commands Office of Technical Integration and Interoperability since April 2001 was implemented to address that need. The LCI program has developed several interceptor concepts and designs and has tested many of the components and subsystems that will go into the interceptor. This paper discusses some of those subsystems and benefits that LCI has realized to date.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE