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Amazing feat of engineering.
 

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Cool video snips from the successful ICBM interception test yesterday.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/5286...ency-successfully-tests-icbm-intercept-system

That is way more N-s than I will ever burn on my own......
Love this stuff...

Increasingly sophisticated test plans for US homeland missile defense system on horizon

http://www.defensenews.com/articles...us-homeland-missile-defense-system-on-horizon

The [recent] test marks the first time the GMD system has gone up against an ICBM class target, although some previous tests have featured intermediate-range ballistic missile targets that have approached ICBM speeds.

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Director Vice Adm. Jim Syring said using two interceptors in the [2018] test replicates real-world operations where two interceptors are generally used to take out a target, one serving as a backup if the first fails. “We want to exercise the GMD system with more than one interceptor to gather data for what a first interceptor would do, what the second interceptor would see — the next step in ever-increasing operational realism,” he said.

Syring said intelligence forecasts and projections on where Iran and North Korea's technology might be in terms of reentry vehicles, countermeasures and rocket motors down the road helped the agency design a test target that would replicate a threat in the 2020 time frame in Tuesday’s test.

The MDA is also funding a newer kill vehicle — the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle, or MOKV — in fiscal year 2018. Development will begin in 2018, and “we are targeting the 2025 time frame for that,” Syring said.

Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)

http://missiledefenseadvocacy.org/m...ture-bmd-systems-2/multiple-kill-vehicle-mkv/

The Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) system allows more than one kill vehicle to be launched from a single booster. The system consists of a carrier vehicle with on board sensors and a number of small, simple kill vehicles that can be independently cued against objects in a threat cluster. The integrated payload is designed to fit on existing and planned interceptor boosters.

The MOKV system includes a carrier vehicle with on-board sensors and kill vehicles weighing approximately 10 pounds.


Countermeasures
A Technical Evaluation of the Operational Effectiveness of the Planned US National Missile Defense System

Most interesting reading starts on p35 - ABM countermeasures:

www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/legacy/assets/documents/nwgs/cm_all.pdf

[video=youtube;X6W_I0Ud0bc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6W_I0Ud0bc[/video]

The ICBM-class target launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands





ABM



Kinetic Kill Vehicle



RV reentry impact



Minuteman III MIRV reentry



Peacekeeper MIRV reentry

 

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The thought of what happens when those MIRVs are live is absolutely horrifying.

At least that IR burst is reassuring. Just checkout the size of the energy release compared to the objects......What was the reported relative velocity? 14,000 mph?
 

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The thought of what happens when those MIRVs are live is absolutely horrifying.

At least that IR burst is reassuring. Just checkout the size of the energy release compared to the objects......What was the reported relative velocity? 14,000 mph?
True, they hav enot been used because of the mutually assured destructions.
 

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The thought of what happens when those MIRVs are live is absolutely horrifying.
In the category of "The last thing you'll ever see."

Amazing kinetic kill vehicle sensor video in here:

[video=youtube;P4tY4W05r_k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4tY4W05r_k[/video]
 
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