Status of the intercontinental ballistic missile modernization program
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Status of the intercontinental ballistic missile modernization program report to the Congress of the United States by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Air Force -- Weapons systems -- Testing,
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- Technological innovations,
  • MX (Weapons system)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], vi, 23 p. :
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14654030M

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Status of the intercontinental ballistic missile modernization program: report to the Congress of the United States. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. Status Of The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program he Department Of Defense is taking three major actions to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile component of the U.S. strategic forces. Spe-cifically, DOD is-;developing a small ICBM and its hard mobile launcher," researching other basing technology, and. GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major deviations to cost, schedule, or performance . Rail Garrison basing program acquisition cost estimate is not directly comparable to acquisition cost estimates for the Peacekeeper in Minute­ man Silo program or the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program. The estimate is for the new basing mode and five basing verifi­ cation flight test missiles.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) found that: (1) although DOD anticipated deploying the Small ICBM weapon system in , it is reconsidering that goal due to changes in the international environment, the reduced threat in a post-Strategic Arms . Get this from a library! ICBM Modernization: Small ICBM Weapon System Status and Current Issues.. [GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV.;] -- U.S. strategic nuclear forces, consisting of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, manned bombers, and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles . priority to the modernization of strategic nuclear forces. (See p. ) This report concentrates on the status of land based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) modernization-with emphasis on the develop- ment of survivable means of File Size: 3MB. The Department of Defense is taking three major actions to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile component of the U.S. strategic forces. Specifically, DOD is: (1) developing a small ICBM and its hard mobile launcher, (2) researching other basing technology, and (3) deploying Peacekeeper (MX) missiles in Minuteman silos. Potential major issues of the small .

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) modernization program. This program is-comprised of three elements: (1) deploying 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing ___. Minuteman silos, (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 -. additional Peacekeeper missiles or other ICBMs, and (3) developing a small, aboutFile Size: 4MB.   As the sole bidder on the GBSD program, Northrop Grumman is anticipated to win an estimated $85 billion to design and build the Air Force’s next-generation intercontinental ballistic : Valerie Insinna. missiles, manned bombers, and land-based intercontinental ballistic mis- siles (ERM), provide nuclear deterrence. To counter Soviet nuclear advances, a long-standing national defense goal has been ICBM moderni- zation One such modernization initiative is the Small ERM program. The biggest hurdle currently standing in the way of continued SLEPs beyond is the declining number of missile bodies due to required test launches. Silo Basing Will Likely Continue to Be the Most Cost-Effective Option for the Foreseeable Future. Currently, only Russia could effectively attack U.S. intercontinental ballistic by: 1.