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Title:
REPORT OF THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY WORKING GROUP ON NUCLEAR RADIATION EFFECTS ON GROUND COMBAT UNITS, JUNE 1975 - SEPTEMBER 1976
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1976 Sep 01
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0165
Accession Number:
NV0754810
Document Number(s):
DNA 4143D
Originating Research Org.:
DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 24
Description/Abstract:
THIS REPORT SUMMERIZES THE AREAS CONSIDERED, FINDINGS, AND CONCLUSIONS OF A WORKING GROUP CONVENED IN JUNE 1975 BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY TO EXAMINE PLANS, DOCTRINE, AND SCENARIOS RELVENT TO TACTICAL NUCLEAR WARFARE AND DETERMINE NUCLEAR EFFECTS LEVELS THAT ARE OF OPERATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE ON THE TACTICAL NUCLEAR BATTLEFIELD. THE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE WERE THE IMPACT OF COMBINED EFFECTS AND THE PERFORMANCE DEGREDATION OF A UNIT AS OPPOSED TO AN INDIVIDUAL, WHEN EXPOSED TO VARIOUS RADIATION DOSE LEVELS. A RADIATION DOSE LEVEL OF 3000 RADS WAS DETERMINED SUFFICIENT TO RENDER A UNIT IEFFECTIVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD; UNITS EXPOSED TO HUNDREDS OF RADS WILL SUFFER MILITARILY SIGNIFICANT DEGREDATION WITHIN A FEW HOURS; AND A FEW TENS OF RADS IS UNLIKELY TO CAUSE AND MILITARILY SIGIFICANT DEGREDATION.


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