Orbital is an industry-leading provider of suborbital launch vehicles for the nation's missile defense systems. In the last 10 years we have conducted nearly 50 major launches for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Air Force, the Army and Navy to develop, test and enhance U.S. missile defense systems.
Missile Defense Interceptors
Through our midcourse-phase Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV) program, Orbital is a major supplier of interceptor boosters designed to carry "kill vehicles" to intercept hostile missiles launched against the United States and our troops and allies overseas. OBV is the sole interceptor booster for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) segment and is designed to intercept and destroy long-range enemy missiles in the midcourse phase of their flight before they reenter the Earth's atmosphere.
Missile Defense Targets
Orbital is also a primary supplier of highly reliable target vehicles that serve as "threat simulators" used in the development and testing of missile defense systems. We design, build and launch a wide range of interceptor, signatures and countermeasures, and special-purpose target vehicles tailored to provide high-fidelity facsimiles of enemy missile threats to test and verify missile defense system performance. Orbital's target vehicles support a variety of programs including Patriot/PAC-3, THAAD, Navy Theater/Aegis BMD, and Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems.
OBV: 13 months from contract start to first launch
OBV utilizes Pegasus commercial technology
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