Then, it is hoped, the kill vehicle
collides with and destroys the RV and its payload.
Another potential oversight issue for Congress is whether the SM-3 should be equipped with the Multiple Kill Vehicle
(MKV) instead of the currently planned unitary (i.
During an actual hostile ballistic missile attack, the carrier vehicle with its cargo of small kill vehicles
will manoeuvre into the path of an enemy missile," he added.
Development of a redesigned capability enhancement II (CE-II) kill vehicle
began in 2005.
The line includes products such as the Standard Missile-3 sea-based system and Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
, and the company says it also serves to give the U.
None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to an authorization of appropriations in this Act may be obligated or expended to replace the unitary warhead on the SM-3 Block IIA missile with the Multiple Kill Vehicle
until after the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress that-- (1) the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to replace the unitary warhead on the SM-3 Block IIA missile; and (2) replacing the unitary warhead on the SM-3 Block IIA missile with the Multiple Kill Vehicle
will not delay the expected deployment date of 2014-- 2015 for that missile.
The test was designed to demonstrate the Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
(EKV) flight performance and "hit to kill" technology to intercept and destroy a long-range ballistic missile target, and involved the integrated operation of space- and ground-based sensors and radars, as well as the Battle Management, Command Control and Communications (BMC3) function.
Raytheon said, SM-3 defense weapons are designed to intercept short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile targets in space with an exoatmospheric kill vehicle
When Gates announced the termination of the C-17 and F-22 production lines; cancellation of the next combat search-and-rescue helicopter, the presidential helicopter, the multiple kill vehicle
, the next generation bomber and the transformational satellite communication system, he delivered a potentially destructive blow to America's air and space industrial base.
The committee expects the Missile Defense Agency to continue to support the development of the current unitary kill vehicle
for that interceptor.
The test successfully demonstrated the Raytheon Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle
(EKV) flight performance and "hit to kill" technology to intercept and destroy a long-range ballistic missile target.
Multiple propellant grains allow for varied inter-pulse delays, while a thrust vector control nozzle and an attitude control system ensure that the TSRM optimizes the trajectory prior to separation of the kill vehicle
for final intercept.