THE PURPOSE OF THIS BRIEF STUDY IS TO REVIEW THE PRESENT STATUS OF ENHANCED RADIATION WEAPONS FROM A TECHNICAL, MILITARY, AND POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW, AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THESE WEAPONS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$8,710.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
283
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
La Mancha Company
808 East Zia Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Robert Shreffler
(505) 982-5174
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BRIEF STUDY IS TO REVIEW THE PRESENT STATUS OF ENHANCED RADIATION WEAPONS FROM A TECHNICAL, MILITARY, AND POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW, AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THESE WEAPONS. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF INTERRELATED REASONS FOR UNDERTAKING SUCH A TASK AT THIS TIME. FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS THERE APPEARS TO BE A GENERAL RELUCTANCE TO CONTINUE THE ERW DEBATE AT THIS MOMENT. THIS AFFORDS A TIME FOR OBJECTIVE REFLECTION ON THE MATTER. NEGATIVE OPINIONS ON ERW BY FORMER SUPPORTERS MERIT REVIEW. THE BASIC TECHNICAL AND MILITARY MOTIVATION FOR MAINTAINING THE NATO THEATER NUCLEAR STOCKPILE IN GENERAL AND TNWS IN PARTICULAR IS BECOMING A PRESSING ISSUE. THE FUTURE OF AFAP, LANCE, AND THE CORPS SUPPORT WEAPON, PARTICULARLY AS THEY INVOLVE ER WARHEADS, SHOULD BE ANALYZEDA MORE DETAILED EXPOSITION OF THESE POINTS IS PRESENTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPOSAL.

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