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Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering by John B. Hoffman, Warren J. Boord

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Chapter 5

Phase A

AMD System Requirements

5.1 AMD Mission Needs: Requirements to CONOPS

The air and missile defense (AMD) problem [1–7] requires capability to engage advanced aerodynamic and ballistic missiles, aircraft, and unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) in a complex tactical theater. This theater will involve the operation of air, sea, and land platforms from various service organizations and possibly from coalition forces. Air and missile defense (AMD) will include theater defense, area defense, point defense, and self-defense. The AMD mission will pursue engaging the threat at the earliest opportunity utilizing combined theater assets.

Theater defense can be defined as a war-fighting asset that provides protection to any other asset ...

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