Chapter 4

Pre–Phase A

The Air and Missile Defense Program

4.1 Pre–Phase A: The Air and Missile Defense Program Plan

This chapter deals with establishing the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand the elements of air and missile defense (AMD) systems engineering and the initiation of the pre–Phase A planning stage. From a technical perspective, which this book is addressing, there is more than enough material to simply lay the foundation for what the air and missile defense mission need is such that the purpose of this book can be fulfilled. There are no new discoveries presented in this chapter. There are no new revelations for the casual reader of daily newspapers, and TV news program viewers are not already exposed to what is being ...

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