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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-661—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3845

designed to protect vital United States military and command and control assets, based on "other physical principles". This analysis should compare research and development programs pursued under both the restrictive and less restrictive interpretations of such treaty, including a comparative analysis of— . (A) the overall cost of the research and development

programs, (• (B) the schedule of the research and development programs, and L (C) the level of confidence attained in the research and

development programs with respect to supporting a full: scale engineering development decision in the early 1990's. I (2) A list of options under the less restrictive interpretation of such treaty that meet one or more of the following objectives: (A) Reduction of the overall development cost. 'hij I (B) Advancement of the schedule for a full-scale engineering development decision. ?.'; ' (C) Increase in the level of confidence in the results of the research by the original full-scale development date, (c) DEADLINE FOR REPORT.—The report under subsection (a) shall be submitted not later than February 1, 1987. PART C—BALANCED TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE SEC. 221. CONVENTIONAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE

(a) IN GENERAL.—In this Act, Congress commences a program of Conventional Defense Initiatives to provide an emphasis on improving the conventional weapons of the Armed Forces (and the testing of such weapons) and to enhance cooperation with the other member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The initiative is intended to improve the fighting power and survivability of the combat forces of the United States and to raise the threshold for nuclear war. (b) AMOUNT AUTHORIZED.—Of the amount authorized in section 201 for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, $162,323,000 is available only for the Conventional Defense Initiatives program. SEC. 222. BALANCED TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE (a) EARMARKING FOR CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL PROGRAMS.—(1) Of

the amount authorized in section 201 for Defense Agencies, not less than $300,000,000 shall be used to expand research on innovative concepts and methods of enhancing conventional defense capabilities. Such research and development efforts shall emphasize the following: (A) Armor/anti-armor initiatives. (B) Defenses against armed helicopters. (C) Hypervelocity missiles for ground combat use. (D) Defense against anti-ship missiles, including those with "stealth" characteristics. , (E) "Smart" mines for both land and ocean warfare. (F) Lightweight, air transportable vehicles with anti-armor capabilities for rapid transport to remote areas. (G) Improved conventional anti-submarine warfare munitions. (H) "Smart" standoff munitions and submunitions for aircraft delivery outside of lethal air defense ranges.