Kill vehicle

Kill vehicle

"Kill vehicle" is a term from space weapon development and science fiction which denotes either a ml|Projectile|Kinetic_projectiles|kinetic projectile or an explosive warhead supposed to impact on or (in the case of the warhead) near a target. It is the final missile stage of an interceptor weapon.

ee also

*Anti Satellite Weapons
*Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
**Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
**Kinetic kill vehicle
*Relativistic kill vehicle (science fiction)


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