GUN Multiple Kill Vehicle.....when can I get one?

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  1. thegooch

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    Rat-tat-tat-tat!
    That's the sound made by the "Multiple Kill Vehicle," a frightening but fascinatingly cool hovering robot meant to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles.
    Video of a Dec. 2 flight test conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California by defense contractor Lockheed Martin has made it onto the Web, and it looks like something out of the "Terminator" movies.
    Rival defense contractor Raytheon is also working on its own multiple-kill-vehicle program.
    Inside a large steel cage, Lockheed's MKV lifts off the ground, moves left and moves right, rapidly firing all the while as flames shoot out of its bottom and sides.
    The plan is to mount one or more MKVs onto carrier missiles, which would launch into space to engage enemy nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles at the apogees, or peaks, of their trajectory arcs.
    Once in space, the MKVs would break off from the carrier vehicles, then use highly accurate targeting computers to shoot big bullets — in military speak, "kinetic interceptors" — to destroy the enemy warheads before they drop back down to Earth.
     
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    what does it actually shoot though? :o
     
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    it's a missile interceptor
     
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    'future ballistic missiles may carry more than one warhead' :rofl:. More like ANY ICBM
     
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    That's some Skynet type of shit. :eek3:
     
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    Laser beams seem simpler.
     
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    Holy awesome.
     
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    The military says our ICBMs have all been de-MIRV'ed.
     
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    link?
     
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    SAYS.

    Just like the Israelies don't have nukes, right? :hsugh:
     
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    By the end of the second and final phase, each side reduce its total deployed strategic nuclear warheads to 3,000-3,500. Of those, none may be on MIRVed ICBMS, including heavy ICBMS; only ICBMs carrying a single-warhead will be allowed. No more than 1,700-1,750 deployed warheads may be on SLBMS, which may be MIRVed
     
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    I'm positive that every country follows the stragegic nuclear warhead treaties. :hsugh:
     
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    Sub-Launched Ballistic Missiles != ICBM
     
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    You're the one that said ICBM, not any of us :o
     
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    Most sub launched missiles now are considered ICBM's also. Has to be greater than 5000km(may be a little more) for ICMB, trident missile is 7500km
     
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    good fucking god that is cool :eek3:
     
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    "kinetic interceptors"

    :ROFL:
     

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