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Navy Navy Theater Wide [LEAP] References

  • Standard Missile-3 Block IIB Analysis of Alternatives, GAO-13-382R, February 11, 2013
  • NAVY THEATER WIDE DEFENSE SYSTEM (FORMERLY NAVY UPPER TIER) Department of Defense Report to the Congress - Office of the Secretary of Defense 25 March 1996 -- The conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996, 104-450, requests the Director of BMDO to provide a status report that summarizes the findings and recommendations of the various studies associated with the proposed Navy Upper Tier (Navy Theater Wide Defense System) program, including the Department's efforts to reduce risk and enhance competition.
  • Summary of Report to Congress on Utility of Sea-Based Assets to National Missile Defense Ballistic Missile Defense Organization June 1, 1999 [released 01 September 1999] -- The post-FY97 RDT&E procurement and military construction for the land-based NMD Capability 2 architecture (with 80 to 100 interceptors based in Alaska) is estimated to cost between $13B to $14B. Alternatively, a stand-alone sea-based architecture that could protect all 50 states is estimated to cost $16B to $19B (rough order of magnitude estimate that includes the cost of 3-6 AEGIS-type ships). The use of NTW in support of an NMD system would raise significant ABM Treaty issues.
  • Theater Ballistic Missile Defense: Operating Forward From The Sea Brian C. Nickerson; Jay C Wilkenson (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College March 1997 - At the turn of the century, the Navy will field a robust theater ballistic missile defense capability, centered on Aegis surface combatants, that is mobile, flexible, sustainable and cost effective.
  • DEFENDING AMERICA: A Plan to Meet the Urgent Missile Threat -- Report by The Heritage Foundation's Commission on Missile Defense March 1999 -- The Clinton Administration continues to stall development of the much less expensive, but much more effective, Navy Theater Wide (NTW) missile defense program. Instead of aiming at initial operations in three to four years--which is possible for $2 billion to $3 billion--this important program has been stretched out at slower than a technology-limited pace.
  • Navy Theater-Wide Defense Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) -- Navy Theater Wide defense program will provide an upper tier Navy tactical ballistic missile defense capability, with intercept opportunities during ballistic missile ascent phase as well as the terminal (or descent) phase. This program will use an interceptor with exoatmospheric capability, such as the BMDO technology program-developed lightweight exoatmospheric projectile (LEAP), or a marinized variant of the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile.
  • Navy Terrier LEAP Third-Stage Propulsion THIOKOL CHEMICAL CORP - NOV 1994
  • FLIGHT MISSION 4 MISSILE TEST SUCCESSFUL 21 Nov 2002-- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy announced today a successful flight test in the continuing development of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Flight Mission-4 (FM-4) involved the firing of a developmental Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) from the Aegis ballistic missile defense cruiser USS Lake Erie to engage a ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

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