KEI Now Seen as Multipurpose Missile Defense Weapon

Barnard, Richard C.
August 2004
Sea Power;Aug2004, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p9
Reports that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is considering the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) in its multi-layered Ballistic Missile Defense System. Difference of the KEI from other interceptor missiles; Implications of choosing the KEI for the national missle defense system; Decision of the Missile Defense Agency to select a highly flexible warhead for the KEI; Claim that the Navy's Surface Warfare Division is conducting a study to determine the best sea base for the KEI.


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