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intercontinental ballistic missile:

see guided missileguided missile,
self-propelled, unmanned space or air vehicle carrying an explosive warhead. Its path can be adjusted during flight, either by automatic self-contained controls or remote human control. Guided missiles are powered either by rocket engines or by jet propulsion.
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intercontinental ballistic missile

[¦in·tər‚kant·ən′ent·əl bə¦lis·tik ′mis·əl]
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A missile flying a ballistic trajectory after guided powered flight, usually over ranges in excess of 4000 miles (6500 kilometers). Abbreviated ICBM.
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The four nuclear subs, commonly known as "Boomers", are each equipped with 16 inter-continental ballistic missiles, known as SLBMs (submarine launched ballistic missiles) and these would constitute a massive threat if they fell into the wrong hands.
homeland, in both intent and future capability, comes from North Korea's potentially mobile land-based inter-continental ballistic missiles and the development of Iranian intermediate- and long-range ballistic missiles.
North Korea said Saturday it will launch a long-range rocket between December 10 and 22 to put what it calls a "working satellite" into orbit, with much of the world suspecting it is in reality testing inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
And technologically, it is a huge achievement for our scientists in the country," said Major, when asked asked that what difference will it make if India gets success in test firing this missile taking note of the fact that only four countries US, China, Russia and France possess this inter-continental ballistic missiles.
India will test fire its 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Wednesday evening from a test range in Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha.
The Minotaur IV launch vehicle used for the SBSS mission consists of the first three rocket motor stages from decommissioned Peacekeeper inter-continental ballistic missiles.
Currently, KBR is executing a $283 million project for the DTRA in Russia to eliminate liquid-fueled Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and their silos.
Brown & Root Services (BRS), a business unit of Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), has been awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide integrated project management, integrated logistics support, and data management for a $283-million project to eliminate Russian Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and their silos.
We recently completed a similar four-year contract for the DTRA in Kazakhstan where Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles were dismantled and the land returned to the government for agricultural use," said Dave Lesar, president and CEO, Halliburton Company.
New Delhi, Apr 18 ( ANI ): The launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been postponed till Thursday due to inclement weather.

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