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Lockheed is testing hit to kill devices

Lockheed is testing hit to kill devices. More specifically it is aimed at protection and survival of specific areas, thanks to guided devices. The first test was done on March 22 at White Sands with success. The test closely replicated a tactical situation in which an enemy launches a mortar at an area protected by the MHTK intercept system. A radar successfully detected and tracked the threat in flight. The tactically configured MHTK interceptor launched vertically and flew a trajectory positioning it to detect energy from a ground illuminator reflected off the mortar target. Responding to the reflected energy, the MHTK interceptor maneuvered to fly very close to the target and gather data through its seeker as it passed the mortar in flight. Intercepting the target was not an objective of this flight test. In addition to gathering data to characterize the interceptor’s performance, this test integrated and exercised the entire intercept system for the first time. The data collected will support an intercept flight test planned for later this year.

The Lockheed interceptor is set to price about 16,000USD, making this weapon very affordable. At less than 1 meter long, less than 50 millimeters in diameter and less than 3 kilograms mass at launch, the MHTK is extremely compact and very agile in flight. This clearly is a great advance in technology and especially to protect troops and installations in dangerous areas. The system could work like an umbrella that would simply destroy any attack from all around the designated area. Working in conjunction with drones, the MHTK is a fantastic add on to the US protection defense system.

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