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CBRN Assessment

Update: Developing MOKV will be challenging but results could reap cost savings

17 August 2015

Key Points

  • Lockheed Martin will examine technologies from its previous MKV effort
  • MOKV could be a fielded capability as early as 2025

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded contracts to Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon to define a proof-of-concept prototype and demonstrate risk mitigation steps and critical functional aspects of an advanced ballistic missile kill vehicle capable of destroying multiple objects that could be dispersed by a single missile threat.

Boeing was awarded USD9.8 million on 13 August, while Lockheed Martin received USD9.67 million and Raytheon received USD9.77 million on 11 August to develop a preliminary concept for a Multiple Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) that will "assess the technical maturity of their concept, prioritise and nominate risk-reduction tasks for all critical components, and describe how the tasks will reduce risk", according to MDA's award announcement.



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