There are a number of factors that contribute to accurately hitting a target from any weapon system. There is the stability of the weapon, the proper aim point, projectile speed, adjustment for humidity, wind, elevation and other environments that influence the flight of the projectile. Finally, there is the target itself; its size, its distance, its surrounding environments and maneuverability.
“Hit-to-kill” application is where the fired projectile attempts to hit a high-speed, moving target, sometimes referred to as “hitting a bullet with a bullet”. To increase the probability of hit in this application and due to extremely high closing speeds, a Divert Attitude Control System (DACS) is required to provide the final course correction to the missile to hit the target.