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What does PLV stand for?

PLV stands for Payload Launch Vehicle

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More hit-to-kill technology success followed with Lockheed Martin-developed systems, including: the Exo-atmospheric Re-entry Interceptor Subsystem vehicle, which successfully intercepted a target in 1991; the Payload Launch Vehicle, which achieved five midcourse intercepts with the Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle from 1999 to 2002; and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Boost Vehicle Plus booster, which made a successful demonstration flight test in 2004.
More hit-to-kill technology success followed with Lockheed Martin-developed systems, including: the Exo-atmospheric Re-entry Interceptor Subsystem vehicle, which successfully intercepted a target in 1991; the Payload Launch Vehicle, which achieved five midcourse intercepts with the Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle from 1999 to 2002; and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Boost Vehicle Plus booster, which made a successful demonstration flight test in 2004.
Major team members of the NMD LSI program include Raytheon Company, responsible for the EKV and radars; TRW, responsible for the Battle Management Command, Control & Communications system; and Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, responsible for providing the Payload Launch Vehicle to be used in the initial integrated flight tests.
Major team members of the NMD LSI program include Raytheon, responsible for the exoatmospheric kill vehicle and NMD radars; TRW, developing the BMC3, and Lockheed Martin, responsible for providing the Payload Launch Vehicle to be used in the initial intercept flight tests.