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Mini-Quiz: Statement of Work for the SDI Space Based Interceptor

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What was the objective of the SBI SCIT?

To test out the concepts under real war conditions

To show proof-of-concept of critical technologies

The program had no stated objective

2. What was a major contractor task?

To comply to a list of documents, tailored to the mission

To write a statement of work that applied to all projects

To test SKEWS versus DEWS

3. How was the contractor supposed to verify its design?

The system would be verified during an attack

By using a PowerPoint presentation

By demonstrating the various hardware and software developments

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in learning from SDI History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Federation of American Scientists articles on Strategic Defense Initiative

History of the Missile Defense Organization - U.S. Department of Defense


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