Lockheed Martin will proceed with developing a rocket interceptor to destroy incoming artillery, mortars, and rockets under a $2.6 million contract from the U.S. Army. Lockheed Martin officials say they have completed the science and technology phase of the Extended Mission Area Missile Program for the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor. Work for the next phase will include several test flights for the evaluation and demonstration of the MHTK interceptor’s readiness for the manufacturing stage. A test in January validated the MHTK’s agility and the performance of the airframe and electronics, which are common to the interceptor’s semi and active radio frequency seeker configurations. The interceptor is warhead-free and destroys incoming munitions using its own kinetic energy.