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Hover Test Shows Ferocity of Military’s ‘Multiple Kill Vehicle-L

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  1. joeydolfan

    joeydolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBMU6l6GsdM]YouTube - Missile defense multiple kill vehicle hover test[/ame]

    Now that is just too cool. Never seen anything like it.
     
  2. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    I cant figure out - is it being controlled and therefore can cease fire - or is it simply deploying its entire pay load and then drops at empty?

    Also, while clearly the concept is neat and has a huge "butt-clench" factor for an enemy, what's its accuracy I wonder?

    Very cool.....
     
  3. joeydolfan

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    Not sure, but from the amount of angles the shots seem to be firing from it looks like the inventor is not too concerned with accuracy. More of, fire in every direction and obliterate whatever is around.
     
  4. alen1

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    Can you imagine trying to run from that? Holy crap.
     
  5. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    Well then, lets hope its only ever deployed from a DRONE, cause I wouldnt want our Men and Women anywhere near that then....

    :lol::tongue2::wink2:
     
  6. Ultra

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    I think most of the fireworks were stabilizers to keep it stationary and hovering
     
  7. joeydolfan

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    Thats one thing I was having a hard time figuring out if all the flame bursts were from bullets flying or were some of them to stabilize that nasty little thing in flight.
     
  8. mor911

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    I'm guessing it's be used more like a grenade. Deploy it into a closed area and send death on a career day
     
  9. Ultra

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    per the description...doesn't sound like it shot at anything, just hovered, tracked, and recognized.
     
  10. Miamian

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    If it can be programmed to not fire in a particular direction, then it would greatly reduce the danger of friendly fire, although probably not eliminate it completely. Another question is where would something like this be used. I don't see it being used in places like Iraq because the insurgents will use human shields.
     
  11. Uncle Rico

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    It's a Kenetic kill vehicle for missile defense. This is not a weapon by any means.
     
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  12. Miamian

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    It wouldn't get high or close enough to shoot down missiles.
     
  13. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Just like the EKV or Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, it is "Boosted" into the path of an oncoming ICBM.

    It is really just a Payload that goes spastic as incoming threat is detected.

    EDIT: Actually after watching it again, it is EXACTLY like an EKV and what you are seeing is the propulsion system.
    The EKV has 4 "Jets" that direct it into the path of an incoming ICBM. This is just Lock-Mart's version of something that already exists :up:
     
  14. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico New Member

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    :up:
     
  15. jdang307

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    Aha, we're on our way to UFOs. Maybe that Australian google streetview was just a shot of this.

    Maybe all those who spot UFO's are just premonitioners'ists.
     
  16. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

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    Am I the only one who immediately thought of the Terminator series?
     

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