a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
A missile that is initially guided, but then follows a ballistic (freely falling) trajectory.
A ballistic missile is a missile that follows a ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. Shorter range ballistic missiles stay within the Earth's atmosphere, while longer range ones are designed to spend some of their flight time above the atmosphere and are thus considered sub-orbital.
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Any missile which does not rely upon aerodynamic surfaces to produce lift and consequently follows a ballistic trajectory when thrust is terminated. See also aerodynamic missile; guided missile.
The numerical value of ballistic missile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ballistic missile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea.
We strongly condemn North Korea's missile test in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions, which explicitly prohibit North Korea's use of ballistic missile technology.
Any satellite launch that uses ballistic missile technology would be a violation of multiple Security Council resolutions that require North Korea to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program.
One of the big takeaways is the missile's performance, which might give credit to their own design capability. It outperformed previous, copied missile designs, which means that their ballistic missile program is moving at an accelerating rate.
This is the first successful test (of this type of missile) that we know of, one of the big takeaways is the missile's performance, which might give credit to their own design capability. It outperformed previous, copied missile designs, which means that their ballistic missile program is moving at an accelerating rate.
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- balistická raketaCzech
- ballistisk missilDanish
- Ballistische RaketeGerman
- misil balísticoSpanish
- ballistinen ohjusFinnish
- missile balistiqueFrench
- ballisztikus rakétaHungarian
- բալիստիկ հրթիռArmenian
- missile balisticoItalian
- ballistische raketDutch
- ballistisk missilNorwegian
- rakietowy pocisk balistycznyPolish
- míssil balísticoPortuguese
- баллистическая ракетаRussian
- ballistisk robotSwedish
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