Alternatives for Boost-Phase Missile Defense

Alternatives for Boost-Phase Missile Defense
Title:
Alternatives for Boost-Phase Missile Defense
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
052-070-07429-9
ISBN:
0-16-072321-3
Description

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 surfacebased and two space-based—that span a range of performance characteristics. In keeping with CBO’s mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makes no recommendations.

Table of Contents

Summary

1. Ballistic Missile Defenses and Threats

2. Performance Needed for an Operationally Effective BPI System

3. Alternative Designs for BPI Systems

4. Comparison of BPI Options

A. CBO's Estimates of the Costs of Alternative BPI Systems

B. Kinetic Kill Vehicles for Boost-Phase Interceptors

Audience

Policy makers, national defense and intelligence specialists, and the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency members might be interested in this study.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$5.50
International Price:
$7.70
Publisher:
Congress, Congressional Budget Office
Author:
  • Arthur, David
Notes:
NB1303
Key Phrases:
  • CBO Study
  • National Defense
  • Boost Phase Missile Defense
  • Ballistic Missiles
Weight:
0.625
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Discount
Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
153
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
07/29/2004
Last Status Update:
11/13/2019
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