TITLE

Data boost confidence in kill vehicle performance

AUTHOR(S)
Scott, William B.
PUB. DATE
June 1998
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/8/1998, Vol. 148 Issue 23, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the United States National Missile Defense (NMD) system's flight test of a Raytheon kill vehicle sensor. How a critical sub-element of the NMD ground-based interceptor, the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), is designed to destroy a threat missile by ramming at high speed; Competitors developing kill vehicle sensors for NMD's; Performance; The high degree of confidence in Raytheon's kill vehicle performance.
ACCESSION #
700631

 

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