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Houston Chronicle December 2, 2016

US military developing system to blast multiple enemy nukes from space

By Fernando Ramirez

For decades, nuclear weapons have filled humans around the globe with the anxiety of a possible doomsday scenario, but a new weapon being developed by the U.S. military may slim the chances of a nuclear-nightmare occurring.

As a response to countries using technology that allows them to carry more than one warhead in a single missile, or "Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles," Seeker.com reports that the U.S. military is now working on a system to disable multiple enemy nukes.

This new tech is called "Multi-Object Kill Vehicle," or MOKV.

"Ten years ago, we had a single kill vehicle on a single interceptor. Kill vehicles today are the size of a toaster ... This MOKV program is the latest iteration," John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told Seeker.

According to Military and Aerospace Electronics, this missile defense system is being developed by Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

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