The Reentry Target Vehicle - RTV, is a piece of hardware that reproduces a Reentry Vehicle (RV) used by Medium Range Ballistic Missiles (MRBM) and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM).
Its mission is to simulate a RV flight and allow the anti-ballistic systems to intercept and destroy the vehicle during trainings.
The RTV could be fit on top of a CER500 rocket.
In a real life scenario however, the most dangerous threat is posed by Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV).
Therefore, we are simulating such a system by mating the CER1200 rocket with a Multiple Independent Reentry Target Vehicle (MIRTV). The CER1200 is able to accommodate a MIRTV bus with a number of five Reentry Target Vehicles (RTV).
These cost-effective systems will increase the anti-ballistic crews training to better deal with a real life scenario, a vital need to protect the defended areas in case of a strike with Reentry Vehicles (RV) or Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV).
The RTV uses non-flammable, non-explosive propellant, opting for a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide at 30-70 ratio making it benign for the environment, simple and cost effective. Also, a mixture of 50-50 water and hydrogen peroxide is an option, but with flight performance loss.
The vehicle employs no electronics, and it has just a single valve for the the vehicle spin and engine start, after separation from the transport vehicle.
Another interesting feature is that the degree of RADAR visibility of RTV/MIRTV can be controlled from the production phase, ranging from virtually complete stealth mode in the terminal phase, up to visible for the current operational antiballistic RADARs.
RTV, technical characteristics and performances*
Launch weight, max.
Max. speed, RTV, mated with CER500
Max. speed, MIRTV, mated with CER1200
5.4 Mach (hypersonic)
*The final technical characteristics and performances could change until delivery date.
Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
The propellant transfer pump is a stainless steel, hydrogen peroxide compatible pump, able to transfer in the RTV tank the 80 litres mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.
The RTV rocket propellant is a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide in the 30-70 ratio. The hydrogen peroxide already prepared in this ratio is commercially available everywhere in the world, and sold as hydrogen peroxide 70% concentration.
The user must procure locally 80 kg of 70% concentration hydrogen peroxide in order to fuel the vehicle for launch. Also, the vehicle works with 50% concentration hydrogen peroxide, but with flight performance loss.
After the rocket is fuelled, the tank must be pressurised at a pressure of 14 bar, prior to launch.
Various hydrogen peroxide compatible gases could be used. We recommend air from an air compressor (the most affordable option), helium (for the highest rocket performance), nitrogen and argon.
12V power source
In order to operate the RTV a 12V, 2A battery is needed. The battery must be provided by the user.
Price, in AMiE* [€]
*If the RTV/MIRTV are purchased with the AMiE token, a 10% discount will apply. The AMiE token could be acquired from amiexploration.com
Order and shipment
Orders for the RTV/MIRTV systems, will be available starting with September 2024. Meanwhile, you can reserve your RTV/MIRTV systems here:
The shipment will be made in wood boxes.
The order will be ready for shipment depending on the order size. Usually for a RTV the shipment will start 30 days after the payment was received, while for a MIRTV the shipment will start 90 days after the payment was received.
For larger orders, the shipment date will be communicated before the payment.