At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations, the National Research Council, under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board, established a committee to assess the Department of the Navy's current and future naval theater missile defense (TMD) capabilities. The Committee for Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense first convened in April 2000 and met approximately 2 days a month for 8 months. This report is based on the information presented to the committee during that period and on the committee members' accumulated experience and expertise in military operations, systems, and technologies.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Background||13-24|
|Present and Projected Theater Missile Threats||25-38|
|Assessment of the Current State of Technologies Involved in Naval Theater Missile Defense and an Evaluation of Current and Projected Department of the Navy Programs Designed to Meet the Evolving Threat||39-93|
|Assessment of Current and Projected Department of the Navy, Other Service, and Defense Agency R&D Programs||94-128|
|Conclusions and Recommendations||129-142|
|Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations||143-150|
|Appendix B: Analysis of the Capabilities and Limitations of Link 16||151-158|
|Appendix C: Obtaining More Flexible BMC3 Configurations||159-169|
|Appendix D: Abbreviated Description of U.S. Navy Short-Range Missile Defense Weapon Systems||170-172|
|Appendix E: Biographies of Committee Members||173-178|
|Appendix F: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee for Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense||179-187|
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