burnout velocity


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burnout velocity

The velocity attained by a missile at the point of burnout.
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The notional baseline surface-launch interceptor was modeled with 3.5 km/second burnout velocity, 250 meter/second divert, acceleration of 2 g's, and homing guidance.
Neither the AWL nor the PAA surrogate--each with a burnout velocity of only 3.5 km/second--has an ascent-phase capability against a 10,000 km ICBM on a minimum-energy trajectory.
The burnout velocity of SM-3 Block IA/B is 3.0-3.5 kilometers per second (km/s) (O'Rourke 2008, 8), so SM-3 Block IA/B are not strategic BMD systems--that is, not systems to defend against an ICBM attack.
We refer to these as lower-tier interceptors and show their performance based on a burnout velocity of 1.75 km/sec.