These changes include; a dramatic deemphasis of chemical lasers; diminished interest in neutral particle beams and X-ray lasers, except for use in discriminating between warheads and decoys in midcourse trajectories; and promotion of the induction linac free-electron laser as the top-priority candidate for shooting down missiles in their boost phase
At this point in the study a number of high risk patients have entered the extended boost phase
of the vaccination regimen.
2 represents more than two million lines of software code that will upgrade the system's sensor to shooter capabilities to enable better debris mitigation, boost phase
cueing and improved situational awareness.
missile defense is necessary to reliably and cost-effectively defeat the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile threats, those of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.
During the test, the engine demonstrated a full mission duty cycle, mimicking the flight of the company s suborbital New Shepard vehicle by thrusting at 110,000 pounds in a 145-second boost phase
, shutting down to simulate coast through apogee.
Alternatively, they suggest intercepting missiles during their boost phase
ran in SAC edition onl) The Airborne Laser is being development to shoot donw ballistic missiles while they are still in the boost phase
The Jlens will provide a long-duration, wide-area cruise missile defence capability by <<tracking surface moving targets and tactical ballistic missiles during their boost phase
, and passing target data to various weapon systems and platforms across the military services>>.
And work on space-based HTK interceptors is included under a broader research and development project for kinetic energy boost phase
This includes the type of defense [such as boost phase
, midcourse, or terminal (the latter attempts to intercept warheads as they reenter the atmosphere)]; the lethal mechanism (such as hit-to-kill interceptors or lasers); the basing mode (ground-based, naval, airborne, or space-based); and especially the sensor architecture (such as early-warning radar, X-band tracking radar, or long-wave infrared sensors in space).
Yonas divides the trajectory of such missiles into four stages: boost phase
, post-boost phase
(when the single missile is releasing its multiple warheads), midcourse phase and terminal phase (as the warheads drop to their targets).
In addition to its leading position as a supplier of numerous target vehicles, Orbital is also designing and building the interceptor boosters for two major missile defense programs, including the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, which uses the company's Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV), and the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program, which is designed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles in the boost phase
of their flight.