APL analyses have identified, quantified, and prioritized opportunities to address time-critical targets across multiple domains.

Countering Anti-Access, Area-Denial Threats

Our Contribution

APL is an established, critical partner of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office, which provides lower-cost, strategic alternatives for shaping and countering emerging threats. Since 2012 we have provided the office with physics-based analytic assessments regarding the feasibility, survivability, and military utility of more than 40 concepts—most recently on projects including long-range strike capabilities and teaming of crewed and uncrewed systems—and ensured the technical validity of program proposals. APL has served as a technical lead, lead systems integrator, and technical direction agent and has guided rapid fielding and prototyping of systems as well as testing and evaluation.

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