publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

System Architecture for Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Defense (ASBMD)

Hobgood, Jean; Madison, Kimberly; Pawlowski, Geoffrey; Nedd, Steven; Roberts, Michael; Rumberg, Paige;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Recent studies suggest that China is developing a new class of ballistic missiles that can be used against moving targets, such as ships. One such technology is anticipated to cover a range of 2,000 kilometers and operate at a speed of Mach 10. The threat is also capable of maneuvering both during the midcourse and terminal flight phases for the purposes of guidance, target acquisition, and countermeasures. This threat could greatly impact the current concept of operations of U.S. Navy ships and alter national defense policies. While current ballistic missile defense solutions are capable of intercepting th...
Subjects
free text keywords: Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles, Ballistic Missile Defense
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