midcourse


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mid·course

 (mĭd′kôrs′)
n.
1. The part of a missile flight between the end of the launching phase and reentry, during which corrective maneuvers are made.
2. The middle point of a course or of a course of action.

midcourse

(ˈmɪdˌkɔːs)
adj
(Astronautics) performed or occurring in the middle of the course of a spacecraft or rocket
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Such maneuvers can prove effective against midcourse interceptors with limited agility, but they have negligible effect on an agile interceptor designed for boost-phase intercepts.
The GMD system utilizes multiple sensors, communications systems, fire control capabilities, and Ground Based Interceptors (GBIs) capable of detecting, tracking and destroying intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles during the midcourse phase of flight.
Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD): While the GMD system which is primarily designed to engage longer-range targets in the midcourse range of flight--has demonstrated a limited capability, DOD has not yet determined the system's full capabilities and limitations.
says it plans to pursue several follow-on contracts in its missile defense programs and, with a proven record of supplying launch vehicles and targets for ground-based midcourse defense, is confident in its effort to unseat Boeing in the running of the core U.
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More hit-to-kill technology success followed with Lockheed Martin-developed systems, including: the Exo-atmospheric Re-entry Interceptor Subsystem vehicle, which successfully intercepted a target in 1991; the Payload Launch Vehicle, which achieved five midcourse intercepts with the Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle from 1999 to 2002; and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Boost Vehicle Plus booster, which made a successful demonstration flight test in 2004.
This is the 35th successful terminal and midcourse defense intercept in 43 tests since 2001.
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