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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • MX (Weapons system)

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    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 p. :
    Number of Pages51
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    Open LibraryOL14948691M


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Comment: Softcover. Good binding and cover. Minimal wear to extremities. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This report, prepared at the request of the Technology Assessment Board, reviews the various ways in which the new MX intercontinental ballistic missile could be based, and assesses the technical issues, the advantages, and the disadvantages associated with each major : Office of Technology assessment.

The LGM Peacekeeper, first known as the MX or "Missile-X" (for "Missile Experimental"), was an MIRV-capable intercontinental ballistic missile produced and Type: Intercontinental ballistic missile. If On September 8,Carter formally announced Under this basing scheme, each MX his app r oval of the llracefsackl' scheme MX missile basing book.

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The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. The Peacekeeper Rail Garrison is a mobile missile system that was developed by the United States Air Force during the s as part of a plan to place fifty MGMA Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missiles on the rail network of the United States.

The railcars were intended, in case of increased threat of nuclear war, to be deployed onto the nation's rail network to avoid being Manufacturer: Rockwell International. THE MX MISSILE AND MULTIPLE PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE BASING: LONG-TERM BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS The Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.

Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. The MX missile -- scheduled to begin deployment in late -- weighspounds and carries 10 warheads. It will be much more accurate than the Minuteman III, which wei pounds and. Additional Physical Format: Online version: MX missile basing.

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The MX, which stands for missile experimental, outlasted by nearly 15 years the superpower foe it was designed to hold at risk.

Air Force officials conceived of the MX in the s to offset the Soviet Union’s growing arsenal of multiple-warhead missiles. In April the Air Force designated its new advanced ICBM program "Missile-X," or MX, and over the MX missile basing book 8 years it struggled to determine what capabilities the MX should have and how it should be based.

Basing was a critical consideration. In the early s SAC became increasingly concerned that the next generation of Soviet ICBMs would. basing any new missile. OTA has examined a variety of ways in which such a missile could be based, The purpose of this study is to identify MX basing modes and to assess the major advan-tages, disadvantages, risks, and uncertainties of each.

At the outset of this study, OTA Figure 1.—MX Missile Characteristics Missile Description Length 71 feet. Peacekeeper missile, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was part of the United States’ strategic nuclear arsenal from to The MX (for “missile experimental”) was the most-sophisticated ICBM fielded by the United States during the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

Under. Governor's MX missile correspondence from the MX Coordination Office, Seriesshows the evolution of local public opinion about these same issues. MX missile news articles from the MX Coordination Office, Seriescontains unpublished documents that also express opinions about the role of the missile system in national defense.

This 22 page PDF discusses the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison concept that emerged during as the Department of Defense's highest priority basing mode for the MX Missile.

Based on this concept, a force of 50 Peacekeeper missiles would be placed on 25 trains, each carrying 2 Peacekeeper missiles. Mr. von Hippel said placing MX missiles in the closely spaced basing plan, informally called ''dense pack'' by Pentagon experts, would make the.

The First Presidency issued on Tuesday, 5 Maythe following statement on the proposal to base the MX missile in Utah and Nevada.

We have received many inquiries concerning our feelings on the proposed basing of the MX missile system in Utah and Nevada. The Peacekeeper missile is America's newest intercontinental ballistic missile.

With the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has begun to revise its strategic policy and has agreed to eliminate the multiple re-entry vehicle Peacekeeper ICBMs by the year as part of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II. BASING THE MX MISSILE INTRODUCTION In his Annual Defense Department Report for FiscalSecretary Harold Brown noted: Although the Soviets have only just begun to deploy a version of the SS IRBM with 10 MIRVs, within a year or two we can expect them to obtain the necessary combination of ICBM numbers, reliability, accuracy, andFile Size: 1MB.

cities or missile bases. The Cold War philosophy of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) demanded equal capability. On April 4, the Air Force designated a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the Missile-X or “MX.” This missile was intended to be a counter-force hard target weapon – a missile silo killer with inherent first strike.

The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, online daily edition, and email : Stephen Webbe. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF.

Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. That report avoids the strategic and political issues surrounding the MX missile siting decision.

It concentrates instead on the as yet vaguely defined technical requirements of the deep basing option, discus- sing in general terms the technical and management issues raised by the proposal.

Carry Hard is a deceptive, multiple-aimpoint ICBM basing concept in which hardened, encapsulated missiles are shuttled among several thousand, low-cost, water-filled vertical shelters.

Since most of the essential launch and operational support equipment is carried with the missile (not provided with.

@article{osti_, title = {Small ICBM area narrowing report. Volume 1. Hard mobile launcher in random movement basing mode}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {The purpose of this report is to identify those areas that could potentially support deployment of the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) utilizing basing modes presently considered viable: the Hard Mobile.

Martin Marietta LGM Peacekeeper. The Peacekeeper (originally known as "MX" missile) was the most modern ICBM in the USAF inventory for almost 20 years. It was intended as a replacement for the LGM Minuteman, but it suffered from a long development time, and was actually retired before the Minuteman because of arms reduction treaties.

As early asthe USAF made. present silos. For the longer term: mobile basing is stable if deployed randomly over large land areas, but not if bunched at known garrisons. A warhead rail- or land-garrison force would be vulnerable to short-warning attack by as few as one (for rail-MX and SS) to three (for garrison-Midgetman) ballistic-missile submarines.

ter Firmage Papers). For a good narrative of the development of the MX missile and the MPS basing scheme, see John Edwards, Superweapon: The Making of MX (New York: W.

Norton, ). 3The three most extensive discussions offering insights into the devel opment of the First Presidency's MX/MPS stance are based largely on inter. MX missile news articles from the MX Coordination Office, Seriescontains other background information published in the national media.

MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluation records from the MX Coordination Office, Seriescontains a formal evaluation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, for which the.

With 10 nuclear warheads and a range of 6, miles, the MX is the most powerful missile in the U.S. arsenal, capable of hitting Soviet missile silos with unprecedented accuracy. Assessment, pp. SUM Rebuttal,I1 Aviation Week Space Technology 37 39 MX Missile Basing: Summary (Washington, D.C Office of Technology 17 to recharge the battery a number of times each day.

An analysis of the MX missile system and its flaws. The MX missile system requires the placement of intercontinental ballistic missiles, each equipped with ten nuclear warheads, in constantly shifting patterns of underground deployment at sites that occupy vast tracts of land.

This is a strategem for disaster, Herbert Scoville argues. "The scale of the MX deployment program almost defies. MX was the provisional name given to the project to develop a new inter-continental ballistic missile when the start signal was given in "Missile-X" or "Missile, eXperimental".

In with development nearing completion, the new missile was given the designation LGMA Peacekeeper, but the old name remains better known thanks to the controversy and debate that surrounded the project. Nuclear Weapons Databook Volume I U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities Thomas B.

Cochran, William M. Arkin, and Milton M. Hoenig A book by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. BALLINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The institute released its study as the Defense Department was preparing recommendations for deploying the MX missile in a basing plan still under examination.

Back to Drawing Board. Townes Commission (Executive) OTA, MX Missile Basing, (Legislative) IDEAS: 35 Basing modes considered!!!. MX is also intended to be much more survivable than the fixed-silo-based Minuteman and Titan ICBMs currently deployed.

Since survivability depends on how the missile is based, the U.S. has searched for more than a decade for a survivable yet politically acceptable basing mode for MX. On Sept. 7, ,Author: Johathan E. Medalia. MX MISSILE The MX missile is a four stage intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) presently in full-scale engineering development.

Like its predecessor, the Minuteman Ill, the first three rocket stages are sol id propellant, with a Iiquid-fueled fourth stage/ post-boost vehicle. Weighing aboutlb, the missile will be 70 ft long, with. Browsing subject area: United Force -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

(Include extended shelves) You can also browse an alphabetical list from this subject or from. The MX Rail Garrison Train was an experiment in basing the US MX missile system on mixed mobile (rail) and semi-static (shelter) platforms.

There are very few photos of the complete train in any form. Peacekeeper (MX) Missile Site Coordinates. Warren Air Force Base had Minuteman missiles (initially Minuteman I, later Minuteman III); 50 of them (flights P through T) were converted in the late s to the only deployment of Peacekeeper (MX) missiles.

This left Warren with a peak of Minuteman III missiles and 50 Peacekeeper missiles but Peacekeeper was retired as of mid-September No, the US chooses to base the majority of it's strategic nuclear deterrent at sea where it is safer and more capable.

The UGM Trident II outclasses the Peacekeeper in today's world. The U.S. Air Force has awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman and Boeing to build a new long-range intercontinental ballistic missile.

This new .