Weapons Systems: Background and Issues for Congress

Bonnie Hampton (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL040000



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This book includes CRS Reports on the background and issues of conventional prompt global strike and long-rage ballistic missiles, the US Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs, navy lasers, railgun and hypervelocity projectile (the issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject or modify the Navy’s funding requests and proposed acquisition strategies for these following potential new weapons); the Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program; and finally, a summary on the Navy’s policies and practices for naming ships as Congress has long maintained an interest in how Navy ships are named, and has influenced the naming of certain Navy ships.


Chapter 1. U.S. Army Weapons-Related Directed Energy (DE) Programs: Background and Potential Issues for Congress (pp. 1-46)

Chapter 2. Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress (pp. 47-106)

Chapter 3. Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (pp. 107-212)

Chapter 4. Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress (pp. 213-250)

Index (pp. 251)

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