New kill vehicle could improve the effectiveness of each SM-3, Ground-Based Interceptor
A more robust and maturing sensor network for the U.S. missile defense architecture is allowing planners to expand the options for an enhanced kill vehicle (KV). This new Common Kill Vehicle is a potential replacement for the Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), which tops 30 Ground-Based Interceptors in Alaska and Hawaii that are on daily alert against a North Korean threat. EKV was conceived in the 1990s, and it has repeatedly encountered technology and quality control ...
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