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The Arrow 3 Interceptor, And Why It's So Capable

Discussion in 'Missiles & WMDs' started by Enthusiast, Jan 13, 2018.

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  1. Enthusiast

    Enthusiast New Member

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    This video goes over the innovations implemented in the interceptor and how those translate into real world advantages.



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    Nice. Obviously they were not deterred by the potential reliability issues inherent with a mechanical pivoting thrust nozzle and sensor.
     
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    In terms of the pivoting nozzle, liquid DACS systems are very complex, and suffer from many of the cons in regular liquid rocket motors. They, however, have more valves and components that can fail. Solid DACSs aren't matured, and very unreliable (caused about 50% of the failures in pre SM-IB tests).
    Thrust vectoring is further a very matured technology.
    The failure rate should be somewhat similar to Sm-3's IB KV's and THAAD KV's.