Cruise Missiles: Technology, Strategy and Politics
Sinha, C.D. (Capt.) (Retd.)
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Book ID : 39183
ISBN-10 : 81-8420-322-5 / 8184203225
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8420-322-6 / 9788184203226
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
viii, 304p., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Strategy trends in cruise missile proliferation. 3. Cruise missile threat and technological development. 4. Strategic and technological implications of proliferation cruise missiles. 5. Technological development and defence use of ballistic issiles. 6. Conventional guided missiles. 7. Missile Defence and technological system. 8. Technological development of Indian missiles. 9. Missiles in developed country.
Cruise missile designs fundamentally derive from the German V-I of World War II. Advances in transistor and computer technology allowed self-correcting avionic and aeronautical designs that allowed missiles to be guided in flight, as opposed to only at launch. These advances developed into guided missiles and guided bombs and later into the modern cruise missile. Cruise missiles represent a way for Third World states to offset the technological superiority of the United States and exploit the weaknesses of extant U.S. Systems. The U.S. focus on building theater anti-ballistic missile systems such as the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program will only push nations such as North Korea and Iran, which have long sought to acquire long range means to threaten U.S. Interests, to look for an alternative to ballistic missiles. This book presents an overview of the current and future of Cruise Missiles and its Technology and Strategy.