THE PROBLEM OF STRIKING A GUERRILLA TARGET WITHOUT DESTRUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL AND URBAN ASSETS RESTRICTS THE NUMBER OF WEAPONS AVAILABLE TO MILITARY PLANNERS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,603.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4180
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
New Technology Inc
4811 Bradford Blvd, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
L J BRADFORD
(205) 837-7663
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROBLEM OF STRIKING A GUERRILLA TARGET WITHOUT DESTRUCTION OF AGRICULTURAL AND URBAN ASSETS RESTRICTS THE NUMBER OF WEAPONS AVAILABLE TO MILITARY PLANNERS. THIS EFFORT ADDRESSES THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AIR LAUNCHED HYPERVELOCITY ROCKETS (HVR'S) WITH MULTIPLE WARHEAD PENETRATORS TO DEFEAT GUERRILLA TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT. THE CONCEPT PROVIDES EFFECTIVE AIR-TO-GROUND ASSAULT CAPABILITY AGAINST GROUND VEHICLES, BUILDINGS, AND PERSONNEL WHEN FIRED FROM WING MOUNTED PODS ON FIGHTER AIRCRAFT. UNIQUE TO THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS THE SIMPLICITY OF ALLOWING A WEAPON MIX TO BE EMPLOYED ON A SINGLE AIR VEHICLE TO ENHANCE THE STRIKE CAPABILITY AGAINST UNEXPECTED TARGETS THAT MAY BE ENCOUNTERED. THE CONCEPT WILL ALSO PROVIDE AIR-TOAIR DEFENSE AGAINST ENEMY FIXED WING AND ROTARY AIRCRAFT. DUE TO ITS SIMPLE NATURE THE SYSTEM WOULD BE INEXPENSIVE, TAMPERPROOF, AND IMMUNE TO EW COUNTERMEASURES. THE VERY SHORT TIME ON TARGET OF HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES DOES NOT ALLOW THE TARGET TO MANEUVER OR REACT.

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