Multiple Kill Vehicle-L

This looks downright dangerous! Lockheed Martin developed the Multiple Kill Vehicle-L (MKV-L) to hover and kill. It was put to the test on December 2nd at Edwards Air Force Base.

During an engagement with the enemy, the MKV-L with its cargo of kill vehicles will maneuver into the threat complex to intercept all lethal targets, along with any countermeasures the enemy may deploy in an attempt to trick the system. With tracking data from the Ballistic Missile Defense System and its own seeker, the MKV-L will dispense and guide the kill vehicles to destroy multiple targets.

The full-scale prototype flew at an altitude of approximately 23 feet (7 meters) for 20 seconds, maneuvering while simultaneously tracking a target.

This will be the star of my nightmares tonight.

[Thanks, PAgent!]

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15 Responses to Multiple Kill Vehicle-L

  1. Wow…. amazing! Crazy stuff…

    It looks like the ship in the Matrix, but using some sort of explosion system to levitate…

    Ohh, and it makes me think about Terminator too… don’t know why :-o

  2. It’s designed to kill ballistic missile warheads, not people. That thing is actually out to protect you, not cut you to ribbons with a hail of gunfire, despite what the video might lead you to believe.

  3. Wow…. amazing! Crazy stuff…

    It looks like the ship in the Matrix, but using some sort of explosion system to levitate…

    Ohh, and it makes me think about Terminator too… don't know why :-o

  4. It's designed to kill ballistic missile warheads, not people. That thing is actually out to protect you, not cut you to ribbons with a hail of gunfire, despite what the video might lead you to believe.

  5. “This looks downright dangerous!”

    It is called a Multiple KILL Vehicle. You expected it to look like…? Something warm and fuzzy?

  6. “This looks downright dangerous!”

    It is called a Multiple KILL Vehicle. You expected it to look like…? Something warm and fuzzy?

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