Directed Energy Concepts for Strategic Defense.
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AD Number: ADA344716
Subject Categories: MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: Directed Energy Concepts for Strategic Defense.
Personal Authors: Canavan, George H.
Report Date: 12 JUN 1988
Pages: 74 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11173-MS
Contract Number: W-74050ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XD
Monitor Series: BMDO
Descriptors: *BOOST PHASE, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *DIRECTED ENERGY
WEAPONS, *MIDCOURSE DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, DEFENSE
SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, ENERGY, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, AREA COVERAGE,
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U02181
Abstract: Directed energy concepts can play unique roles in strategic defense
because of their reaction time, speed of light engagement, and large geographic
coverage. This report discusses the main directed energy concepts, engagements
in which they could have significant leverage, and their expected performance in
them. It covers both boost phase engagements and midcourse applications, and
contrasts these results with those of earlier analyses.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 10 JUN 1998