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What does KW stand for?

Kinetic Warhead


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Samples in periodicals archive:
The SDACS propulsion system provides end-game maneuvering for the SM-3's kinetic warhead in its final intercept of a target.
The improved SM-3 also has a Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System which allows the kinetic warhead to propel itself toward incoming threats using short bursts of precision propulsion.
Friday's test saw the ballistic missile target launched from an atoll at 6:52 pm (0652 GMT sailors on the destroyer USS launched an SM-3 Block IA missile approximately 11 minutes later, which released a kinetic warhead at target.
The LaBarge-built cables are part of the SM-3 Kinetic Warhead.
The MDACS propulsion system provides the impulse needed for the kinetic warhead to acquire and lock onto the target, maintain stable flight and perform end-game maneuvers for final intercept.
The SM-3 is designed solely for sea-based theater ballistic missile defense (TBMD), and the kinetic warhead is designed to intercept an incoming theater ballistic missile threat outside the Earth's atmosphere.
This improved SM-3, which was recently successful in two back-to-back flight tests in May and June 2012, also has a Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System that allows the kinetic warhead to propel itself toward incoming threats using short bursts of precision propulsion.
The SM-3 Block IIA will have a 21-inch 2nd and 3rd stage rocket motor and a larger, more capable kinetic warhead.

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