The Holy Grail of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has long been the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV), which would allow one interceptor to tackle several incoming nuclear warheads hurtling toward the U.S. The realization of this technology could make today’s interceptors look rather primitive and wasteful, since operators must currently fire two or three multimillion-dollar Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) at each warhead they detect to maximize the chances of success. The fleet ...

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