India has successfully test-fired its longest range nuclear-capable missile, the Agni-V.
This test confirms India’s status amongst the small group of countries with intercontinental missile capabilities.
Agni-V, with a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,107 miles), was developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The US Missile Defense Agency is in the early stages of developing a next-generation ‘Star Wars’-type technology capable of destroying multiple incoming enemy targets out of space with a single interceptor.
The new system, called Multi-Object Kill Vehicle, or MOKV, is designed to release from a Ground Based Interceptor and destroy approaching Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and also take out decoys traveling alongside the incoming missile threat.
If the guidance systems of a ‘kill vehicle’ technology on a Ground Base Interceptor (GBI) cannot differentiate an actual nuclear-armed ICBM from a decoy then the incoming missile is more likely to get through and avoid being destroyed. MOKV is being developed to address this threat.
FULL STORY : www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1670393-starwars-icbm-interceptor-hits-many-targets
DATE : 28 December 2016
SOURCE : Scout Warrior