Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) Begins to Take Shape

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Raytheon have completed the first Program Planning Review on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept, a key step toward defining critical aspects of its design. This milestone ensures that the development plan is aligned with the MDA’s expectations, and on track for an upcoming Concept Review in December. Each MOKV will steer itself to a target and destroy it. Multiple MOKVs will be loaded on a launch missile such as the Ground-Based Interceptor ( GBI). Each interceptor will be equipped with an advanced sensor, as well as divert, attitude- control and communications technologies, to enable each MOKV to home in on an individual target. Based on illustrations released by the company, each interceptor missile will carry a single bus mounting six MOKVs, each utilising its own sensor and diverting thrusters, thus enabling a single interceptor to engage multiple targets – whether real warheads or decoys – with a high probability of success.

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    The Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) will destroy several objects in space by steering itself to the target and destroying it. Illustration: Raytheon

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    Raytheon’s Exoatomospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) is the intercept component of the Ground Based Interceptor ( GBI). Illustration: Raytheon


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    They are more likely to have a better probability to succeed in a MOKV since the KV must pick the target it has to home against many seconds prior to impact and it must be able to identify both warheads and decoys at ranges of many hundreds of kilometers. As a result, all objects simply appear like points of light it must determine which objects are warheads and which are decoys as both have near same infrared signatures as IR signature is a function of temperature and the emissivity of the surface materials attached to them.
    So in a MOKV they are going to have a better Pk than a single KV .
     

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