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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
    • 25365

    China’s New Colossal Missile Launcher Revealed

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
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      Iran Expects Delivery of S-300s Soon After Signing of New Deal

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      • bring_it_on
        2005-year of the RAPTOR!!
        • Jun 2004
        • 12480

        DOD Begins Competition To Develop Multiple-Object Kill Vehicle

        The Defense Department has launched a new competition to advance a potential game-changing missile defense capability: developing a single warhead that -- once boosted into space -- could deploy multiple kill vehicles to intercept more than one enemy ballistic warhead.

        The Missile Defense Agency is tapping its three major suppliers -- Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Boeing -- to begin preliminary development of a Multiple-Object Kill Vehicle, a capability the government believes has the potential to "revolutionize" the U.S. missile defense architecture by flipping the current paradigm, which is limited to a single kill vehicle per warhead.

        The MOKV project -- which MDA says is designed to "address an emerging threat" that could come online within a decade -- marks the second phase of the Common Kill Vehicle Technology program. The Common Kill Vehicle Technology program aims to develop a next generation of exoatmospheric kill vehicles. Last year, as part of the first phase, MDA developed requirements for a new, redesigned kill vehicle for the Ground-Based Interceptor.

        These "Multiple-Object Kill Vehicles will revolutionize our missile defense architecture, substantially reducing the interceptor inventory required to defeat an evolving and more capable threat to the homeland," MDA Director Vice Adm. James Syring told the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 18.

        On Aug. 11, MDA announced $9.7 million contract awards to Raytheon Missile Systems, Tuscon, AZ and Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA. On Aug. 12, Syring told a symposium audience in Huntsville, AL, that the Pentagon intends to also award a comparable MOKV contract to Boeing Phantom Works, Huntington Beach, CA.

        This effort aims to reboot a project launched about a decade ago called the Multiple Kill Vehicle. In a 2008 test, a prototype was able to hover under its own power and prove its capability to recognize and track a surrogate target in a flight environment. The following year, however, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates terminated the MKV program "because of its significant technical challenges and the need to take a fresh look at the requirement."

        The Aug. 11 contract awards call for the companies to define an MOKV concept that can "destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts."

        In addition, each company is to "assess the technical maturity of their concept, prioritize and nominate risk reduction tasks for all critical components and describe how the tasks will reduce risk," the announcement reads.

        The companies are due to deliver their final concepts to MDA by next May. The contracts include options to develop a prototype, including design, test and proof-of-concept; if exercised, those would be complete by the end of FY-22, according to MDA.

        In March, the agency advised industry that estimated MOKV funding would total $24 million in FY-16 and $30 million in FY-17.

        A key element of the contracts requires each company to comply with modular, open architecture and common standards defined by MDA, requirements the government expects will make future upgrades easier as well as expand the supplier base.

        The MOKV is a Ballistic Missile Defense System "interceptor payload capable of destroying several objects identified as likely lethal in a target cluster," according to a Jan. 30 description of the capability MDA provided industry. -- Jason Sherman with additional reporting by John Liang
        Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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        • mrmalaya
          Generation 4.75+++
          • Jan 2010
          • 4664

          Who is this capability aimed at and what differentiates it from other treaty-bound anti missile systems I wonder?

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
            • 25365

            According to South Korean intelligence official announced that Yemeni rebels had purchased 20 Scud missiles from North Korea.

            North Korea's Balancing Act in the Persian Gulf

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
              • 25365

              China Tests New Long-Range Missile with Two Guided Warheads (excerpt)

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              • Tango III
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                • Sep 2006
                • 25365

                Belarus, Russia Start Development of New Air Defense System

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                • Tango III
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                  • Sep 2006
                  • 25365

                  Russia Successfully Test Fires Topol Ballistic Missile

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
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                    US Navy begins certifying new anti-ship missile on Super Hornet

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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
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                      Pentagon taps General Dynamics to test fireball bunker bomb

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                      • Tango III
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                        • Sep 2006
                        • 25365

                        Iran unveils new short range ballistic missile

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                        • mupp
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                          • Mar 2008
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                          They do love their giant peeked baseball hats...

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                          • wilhelm
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                            • Dec 2004
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                            Denel Dynamics to test Marlin BVR missile technology in September

                            Written by Guy Martin, Monday, 17 August 2015

                            Denel Dynamics will conduct missile flight tests of its new Marlin missile system in September and November this year ahead of a first guided test flight in November 2016, where it will be demonstrated against a moving target.

                            At the moment Denel Dynamics is working on a technology demonstrator missile, and plans to conduct a fly-over test in September and a seeker head test in November, according to Jaco Botha, Chief Programme Manager.

                            The 80-100 kilometre range Marlin radar-guided air-to-air missile is being developed by Denel Dynamics under an Armscor/Department of Defence technology demonstrator contract. Denel Dynamics will be using a dual pulse rocket motor on the Marlin (this uses two fuel chambers and one exhaust nozzle) for extended range.

                            Ultimately Denel Dynamics aims to combine the Marlin and A-Darter missiles into a multirole airborne weapons system containing infrared and radar seekers and most likely with a ram rocket motor. This would be realised in around a decade’s time.

                            Marlin can also be configured into an all-weather surface-to-air missile. Common subsystems will be used for the different variants of the weapon, with some components derived from the A-Darter and Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile.
                            More here:
                            http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.ph...try&Itemid=116

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
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                              Russia to Deliver Five Tor-M2K Surface-to-Air Missile Launchers to Belarus

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
                                • 25365

                                Unique Grom-2 Missile-Bomb Weapon Created in Russia

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                                • TR1
                                  TR1
                                  http://tiny.cc/tp8kd
                                  • Oct 2010
                                  • 9818

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7v2HmdnRI

                                  Video of Saudi PAC-3 intercepting a SCUD.

                                  Good god, 23 missiles ripple fired at a single target...
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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
                                    • 25365

                                    MAKS: Russia’s hypersonic scramjet experiment could fly by 2019

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
                                      • 25365

                                      Russian missile factory to increase production volume by 17%

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                                      • haavarla
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                                        • Dec 2008
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                                        http://www.eurasianet.org/node/74696

                                        Russia donating air defence system V300PS to Kazakhstan.
                                        Thanks

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                                        • Tango III
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                                          • Sep 2006
                                          • 25365

                                          China Reveals Deadliest 'Guam Killer' Missile for First Time

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