An evaluation of information that determines the potential or actual nature and
objectives of an attack for the purpose of providing information for timely decisions. Event assessment for ballistic missile attack begins on receipt of event assessment information and continues throughout the attack. The objective of event assessment is to determine the origin of the attack, the country and/or theater under attack, the number and type of missiles/RVs involved in the attack, and what specific targets (impact points) are under attack. This determination may be made based on attack assessment quality launch and impact messages from external systems, information generated by BMD sensors, or any combination.