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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile programme ... have no legal or moral legitimacy.
The North doesn't seem to be quite at the place to test an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).
The Iran ballistic missile program has been ... a source of concern for years ... and it continues to be.
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.
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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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