Toyon has been engaged in strategic missile system analysis for over 30 years. This work has included threat specification, re-entry vehicle (RV) (ballistic and maneuvering) requirements definition, penetration tactics, penetration aid requirements and evaluation, nuclear weapons effects on both re-entry objects and sensors, and test site radar requirements.
To illustrate the diversity and completeness of our expertise, consider the issue of ballistic missile penetration against Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defenses. Toyon has conducted numerous studies to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of penetration aid concepts, including chaff, jammers, traffic decoys, and aerosols. We have examined the effects of nuclear interceptor and offensive precursor bursts in disrupting defense radar and optical sensor performance. Furthermore, we have also studied the effects on both maneuvering RV systems and Non-Nuclear Kill (NNK) interceptors from both an offensive and a defensive viewpoint.
As a result of our preeminence in systems-level analysis of missile and defense systems, Lockheed Martin selected Toyon to lead the Countermeaures Integrated Product Team (CM IPT) for the Targets and Countermeasures Program, which Lockheed Martin is executing for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This responsibility puts Toyon into a key position to define, evaluate, and analyze both offensive and defensive missile weapon systems through CY-2013.