Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Common Aero Vehicle
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: CAV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Common Aero Vehicle (CAV) is an unpowered, maneuverable, hypersonic, munitions delivery system. The CAV glider would be able to carry up to 1,000-pound (500 kg) in munitions at a range of 3,000 nautical miles (+5,000 km). Other Advanced CAV (ECAV) designs could provide an estimated downrange of 9,000 nm (+15,000 km). The CAV vehicle should be released from space at 100 nautical mile (180 km) altitude by the Small Launch Vehicle (SLV) rocket booster. In addition, SLV will place small satellites into low Earth orbit. The program was slated to achieve initial operational capability by 2010 but was cancelled.

CAV Applications

Space Systems SLV

CAV Specifications

Max Range: 5,500 kilometer (2,970 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 8,300 mps (29,888 kph)
Flight Time: 13.8 minute (0.23 hour)
Warhead: 500 kilogram (1,102 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

CAV News

There are 2 news between
3 Jul 2003 and 14 Nov 2003
Friday, November 14, 2003FALCON Program Phase I Contractors Selected
Thursday, July 3, 2003DARPA Launches the FALCON Program to Study Feasibility of Global Strike Missions

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