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Page 16 - In order for this program to succeed, both the Administration and the Congress must provide sustained bipartisan support for the stockpile stewardship program over the next decade and beyond. I am committed to working with the Congress to ensure this support.
Page 13 - ... believe there also is a tremendous basis for consensus, and it is in that spirit that I come before you today. How best to handle the dangers and opportunities of the post-cold war era has been exhaustively studied by the Department of Defense. Our strategy calls for a force structure that will be capable of fighting and winning two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts, and conducting a wide range of other military operations.
Page 13 - The NMD Ground-based radar is an X-band. phased array radar that leverages heavily off developments achieved by the THAAD GBR program. By taking advantage of the work already completed in the TMD arena, BMDO has been able to reduce the expected development cost of the GBR by approximately $70 million. In 1998 the GBR prototype, developed by Raytheon, will be fabricated at the US Kwajalein Atoll to begin testing to resolve critical issues related to discrimination, target object map, kill assessment,...
Page 16 - It is important to note that this cooperative program is also funded within the Joint TMD program element. Cruise Missile Defense. Many TMD sensors, BMC3, and weapons also have an effective capability to counter the growing land-attack cruise missile threat. In particular, the lower-tier PAC-3, Navy Area Defense, and MEADS systems operate in the same battlespace and will have significant capability against the cruise missile threat. In addition, the NMD BMC3 architecture will be designed to promote...
Page 17 - Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, constitute the immediate military staff of the Secretary of Defense. The Joint Chiefs of Staff are the principal military advisers to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense.
Page 16 - MEADS systems operate in the same battlespace and will have significant capability against the cruise missile threat. In addition, the NMD BMC3 architecture will be designed to promote interoperability and evolution to a common BMC3 system for ballistic and cruise missile defense. The Department also has a number of initiatives outside the BMD program to improve the ability of US forces to detect and defeat cruise missiles "in theater" or launched against the United States.