Annex D. Space And Missile Defense Technologies
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


A. Missile Defense and Space Technology Center (MDSTC);
Huntsville, AL

The MDSTC manages technology base research and development for the BMDO and provides significant technical support to the Army PEO-AMD. The Center also supports Army space requirements.

These technology programs are being developed to support the missile defense technology base. The programs will be coordinated and integrated as needed with other Army technology base programs. These technologies can provide a significant contribution to future Army space requirements which include: communications; Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA); fire support; position location, and navigation; and computational sciences for the Army in Space. The MDSTC continuously supports these programs to capitalize on technology opportunities, reduce technology barriers, and exploit emerging technology options for essential defensive capabilities in current and future missile defense and theater missions.