Raytheon Standard missile-3 kill vehicle

A Ground-based Interceptor roars into the sky carrying a Raytheon-built Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle on June 22, 2014. The kill vehicle destroyed a simulated ballistic missile high over the Pacific Ocean. (Missile Defense Agency photo)
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Raytheon Standard missile-3 kill vehicle

A Raytheon SM-3 kill vehicle travels through space on its way to collide with a medium range ballistic missile threat in this artist's rendering.
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Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle EKV

A Raytheon exoatmospheric kill vehicle travels through space on its way to collide with an intercontinental ballistic missile threat in this artist's rendering.
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 The USS Lake Erie launches a Raytheon Standard Missile-3 carrying a Block 1B kill vehicle during a 2013 test.

A Ground-Based Interceptor missile streaks toward space on June 22, 2014. The interceptor later released its exoatmospheric kill vehicle, which tracked and destroyed the target. (Missile Defense Agency photo)
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 The USS Lake Erie launches a Raytheon Standard Missile-3 carrying a Block 1B kill vehicle during a 2013 test.

The USS Lake Erie launches a Raytheon Standard Missile-3 carrying a Block 1B kill vehicle during a 2013 test. (Missile Defense Agency Photo)
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 A Ground-Based Interceptor missile carrying a Raytheon kill vehicle roars into the sky during a 2013 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

A Ground-Based Interceptor missile carrying a Raytheon kill vehicle roars into the sky during a 2013 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Missile Defense Agency photo)
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