Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress

Creator

  • Author: O'Rourke, Ronald
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Naval Affairs

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2016-06-17

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on three potential new weapons that could improve the ability of Navy surface ships to defend themselves against enemy missiles--solid state lasers (SSLs), the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG), and the hypervelocity projectile (HVP).
  • Physical Description: 45 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Navy -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Air defenses
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Antimissile missiles
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Advanced weapons

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: R44175
  • Accession or Local Control No: R44175_2016Jun17
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc855910