Move MX Missiles Out to Sea

Draim, John E.
December 1980
National Review;12/12/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 25, p1500
The article discusses the floating-launch concept which consists of a highly mobile and flexible launch-pad which could accept rockets of all sizes and shapes. It explores the significance of the concept code named by the U.S. Navy as Project HYDRA. It explains the importance of the concept to the strategic deterrent system MX Linear Grid which was approved under the administration of former President Jimmy Carter. It presents an overview of the successful tests conducted on the floating-launch concept.


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