Register here

Author Topic: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)  (Read 5725 times)

Offline marauder2048

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 1739
  • "I should really just relax"
Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« on: November 20, 2015, 01:13:26 pm »
Quote
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has reached a key milestone in developing a a new missile interceptor designed to simultaneously destroy several objects in one threat.

Raytheon said Friday it has completed the first program planning review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) concept.

The latest progress keeps the program on track for a concept review in December, the company said.

In August, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin each were awarded contracts worth about $10 million to develop concepts for the multi-object kill vehicle, which is designed to destroy target missiles in space by sheer impact.

Raytheon also released the first renderings of the new kill vehicle, which show a design that releases six separate kill vehicles in space. The new system will use advanced sensor, divert-and-attitude flight control and communication technologies, the company said.

Raytheon already makes single-target kill vehicles for the Missile Defense Agency痴 Ground-based Missile Defense system and its Standard Missile-3, part of the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system.

The company also is working on a redesigned kill vehicle to replace its Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, a part of the ground-based system that suffered three failed intercepts in a row before a successful test last year.

Raytheon and Lockheed were competing to develop a multiple-warhead missile interceptor concept called the Multiple Kill Vehicle, before it was canceled as part budget cuts in 2009.

The MOKV development work is being performed in Tucson, where the company also produces its current kill vehicles in a specialized factory.


http://tucson.com/business/local/raytheon-multi-kill-interceptor-reaches-milestone/article_4dc23d66-2f5a-5782-b955-36aa0e4c4e74.html

Offline fredymac

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 941
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 03:37:53 am »
MIRV'ed interceptors is an idea that keeps resurrecting itself no matter how many times it gets canceled.
Brilliant Pebbles was the final iteration of this concept in SDI.  Lockheed and Raytheon had gotten pretty far along on the Multi Kill Vehicle before Obama killed the program.  It will be interesting to see what if any differences will distinguish the MOKV from the MKV.




Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 9823
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 07:36:06 pm »
MIRV'ed interceptors is an idea that keeps resurrecting itself no matter how many times it gets canceled.
Brilliant Pebbles was the final iteration of this concept in SDI.  Lockheed and Raytheon had gotten pretty far along on the Multi Kill Vehicle before Obama killed the program.  It will be interesting to see what if any differences will distinguish the MOKV from the MKV.


Well they did add the "O" to avoid any embarrassing questions.  Multiple kill vehicles is such a sweet idea they were forbidden by the ABM Treaty.  Imagine a Spartan with a nose full of those things.  Like an SM-3 on steroids.
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Offline bring_it_on

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 1430
  • I really should change my personal text
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 03:11:30 am »
Quote
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract up to $59,608,722 with an estimated completion date of April 2, 2020, for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (KV) technology risk reduction (TRR) effort. No options are contemplated.  This contract represents part of the Missile Defense Agency's technology risk reduction strategy to improve performance and reduce risk for secure communications systems, high sensitivity multi-band sensor, survivable processor, KV divert and attitude control system, bus sensor and sensor pointing, and the engagement management. The work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website through an Advanced Technology Innovation broad agency announcement.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $3,590,000; and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $5,232,000, for a total of $8,822,000 being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-17-C-0003).

LINK
Old radar types never die; they just phased array - Unknown

Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Online bobbymike

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 7675
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 03:25:09 pm »
的 judge civilization by simple tests What is the degree of freedom possessed by citizen or subject Can he think speak & act freely under well established well known laws? Judging by these standards Great Britain & the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities Churchill

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 9823
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 08:17:24 pm »
2030?? Do we have any sense of urgency with key defense programs?

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/US-ICBM-Intercept-Paves-the-Way-Toward-High-Tech-Defenses-For-Th-101452534

Nope.  Some days I think even if somebody nuked us the politicians would just wring their hands and whine.
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Offline Maury Markowitz

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 49
  • From the Great White North!
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 12:11:38 pm »
key defense programs?
Key defense program? This is not one of those.

This is a weapon who's only purpose is to shoot down NK warheads. There is a greater possibility that NK won't exist in 2030 than there is this system will work by then and remain funded through that period.

Offline DrRansom

  • CLEARANCE: Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 419
  • I really should change my personal text
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 01:30:57 pm »
2030?? Do we have any sense of urgency with key defense programs?

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/US-ICBM-Intercept-Paves-the-Way-Toward-High-Tech-Defenses-For-Th-101452534

It isn't as if North Korean has just developed almost all the hard bits of a thermonuclear ICBM.

I've seen several sources say that re-entry vehicle technology proved to be surprisingly easy, probably the only hard thing left is guidance.

Online RyanC

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 815
  • Crazy Researcher
    • Alternate Wars
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 04:19:51 pm »
This is a weapon who's only purpose is to shoot down NK warheads. There is a greater possibility that NK won't exist in 2030 than there is this system will work by then and remain funded through that period.

NIKE ZEUS worked, SPARTAN worked, and GBI works.

And North Korea isn't going away by 2030 unless we invade/nuke them.

Offline fredymac

  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 941
Re: Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV)
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 04:22:08 pm »

Key defense program? This is not one of those.

This is a weapon who's only purpose is to shoot down NK warheads. There is a greater possibility that NK won't exist in 2030 than there is this system will work by then and remain funded through that period.

I rather doubt the CONOPS of this system is limited to North Korea.  If you have documentation stating otherwise I would be interested in reading it unless you think it's a physics phenomenon specific to North Korean missiles.

As for North Korea not existing by 2030,  I will side with Yogi Berra and his observation on predictions being hard and especially so when concerning the future.