MIRV


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MIRV:

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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MIRV

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MIRV was on tour up in Seattle, and after the show the soundman put on a CD that blew me away.
MIRV development accelerated dramatically during 1964 (for example, the Mark 12 programs were accelerated and reconfigured, the B-3 warhead was made bigger, and it was decided to develop MIRVed front ends for Poseidon and Minuteman missiles).
In January 1976, Kissinger had negotiated a compromise agreement whereby the United States would count cruise missile carrying bombers toward the 1,320 MIRV subceiling in return for limits on the number of Soviet backfire bombers.
Myth 1: START II eliminates land-based MIRVs (multiple-warhead missiles).
MIRV is an acronym for Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle.
The list of features in an Excelerate MIRV reads like that of a major broadcasting station.
India is now working on Agni-6 for its MIRVs technologies that certainly suggest Delhi's power projection aspirations in the broader region.
They warned incessantly of the "window of vulnerability" that would open in the early 1980s when the Soviets could target their MIRVs against the considerably smaller number of US land-based missiles.
Most of the technology will be installed and integrated in each custom built and equipped MIRV.
En la terminologia militar rusa este sistema es conocido como MIRV.
But to arrive at this conclusion, one must suspend all awareness of the strategic context surrounding the MIRV decision and assume that America had (and still has) a monopoly on knowledge.
25) Added one source, "Smaller warheads are crucial to the development of a MIRV (multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle) capability, as well as to the development of more mobile missiles.