surface-to-air missile, SAM(noun)
a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
A ground-based anti-aircraft missile.
A surface-to-air missile, or ground-to-air missile, is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles. It is one type of anti-aircraft system; in modern armed forces missiles have replaced most other forms of dedicated anti-aircraft weaponry, with the anti-aircraft cannon pushed into niche roles. The first serious attempts at SAM development took place during World War II, although no operational systems were introduced. Further development through the 1940s and 50s led to the first operational systems being introduced by most major forces during the second half of the 1950s. Smaller systems, suitable for close-range work, evolved though the 1960s and 70s, to modern systems that are man portable. Ship-borne systems followed the evolution of land-based models, starting with long-range weapons and steadily evolving toward smaller designs to provide a layered defence that have pushed gun-based systems into the shortest-range roles. Historically notable systems include the US's Nike Ajax, the first operational SAM system, and the Soviet Union's S-75 Dvina, the most-produced SAM and saw active combat service around the world. Widely used modern examples include the Patriot and S-300 wide-area systems, and short-range man-portable systems like the Stinger and 9K34 Strela-3.
The numerical value of surface-to-air missile in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of surface-to-air missile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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A 9n314m warhead detonated outside the aeroplane to the left side of the cockpit. This fits the kind of warhead installed in the Buk surface-to-air missile system.
We have to defend ourselves, russia is constantly supplying tanks, surface-to-air missiles and the rest of the stuff. And again everyone knows this. We still use outdated Soviet-style equipment.
I do think surface-to-air missiles are a considerable development, if they have been deployed they are probably China's effort to signal a response to freedom-of navigation operations, but I don't think it is a totally unprecedented deployment.
President Xi said in Washington last year that China did not intend to militarize the islands and we certainly hold China to that and that's been reiterated to me, in the case of the surface-to-air missile claim, that's disputed by China. We raised the matter and we've had a discussion about it.
President Xi (Jinping) said in Washington last year that China did not intend to militarize the islands and we certainly hold China to that and that's been reiterated to me, in the case of the surface-to-air missile claim, that's disputed by China. We raised the matter and we've had a discussion about it.
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