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Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Raytheon
 
 
Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept
 
Raytheon Company has come a step closure in defining critical aspects of the Program Plannin Review, of the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV), in cooperation with the US Missile Defense Agency. It has recently reached the milestone of the Concept Development Phase, ensuring its alignment with MDA’s specifications and on track for a Concept Review next month.
     
Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept 640 001The Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) will destroy several objects in space by steering itself to the target and destroying it
(Credit: Raytheon)
     

The MOKV is the next step in a system that will simultaneously defeat multiple ballistic missile threats in space. The development of the project started with a USD9.77 million contract awarded in August 2015, for the company to define the MOKV concept. It will be utilizing advanced sensors, divert and attitude control and communication technologies. The related work is undertaken by Raytheon’s Advanced Missile System (AMS) product line.

Dr. Thomas Bussin, Vice President of Raytheon’s AMS, said on the occasion of the milestone: “Emerging threats demand a new engagement paradigm – one the Raytheon team is able to fully support with our depth of experience and breadth of capability," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems. "We're leveraging decades of experience across four kill vehicle programs and vast tactical weapon expertise across every domain and mission area to meet this critical need.