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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea.
Under no circumstances should we relieve pressure on Iran relative to ballistic missile capabilities and arms trafficking.
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.
It is true that the negotiations under way have nothing to do with alleviating any kind of terrorist sanctions, human rights sanctions or ballistic missile testing sanctions, should Iran commit an act of terrorism against an American, sanctions would be the minimum thing, I think, they'd have to be worried about. I think bombs and missiles on heads would be the thing they'd have to be concerned about.
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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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