Polaris missile

Polaris missile

[pə′lar·əs ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A U.S. Navy surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile designed to be launched from submarines and surface ships for accurate bombardment of small target areas with conventional or nuclear warheads at ranges up to 2500 nautical miles (4600 kilometers).
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There were angry scenes as a group in canoes tried to climb aboard the Proteus nuclear submarine and sit on its Polaris missile store but were beaten back by American sailors using water jets.
Harvey Sapolsky examines the Polaris missile program, one of the most costly and successful ever undertaken by the federal government, and describes the bureaucratic strategies the Polaris proponents employed to control the threatening environment.
The government spends about 6% of its annual defence budget on Trident, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed Trident was acquired by the Thatcher government in the early 1980s as a replacement for the Polaris missile system which the UK had possessed since the 1960s.
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In 1962, in the first test of its kind, the submerged submarine USS Ethan Allen fired a Polaris missile armed with a nuclear warhead that detonated above the Pacific Ocean.
81) As late as 1960, upon reviewing the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) for using nuclear weapons against the Soviet Union, President Eisenhower suggested using Polaris missile submarines simply in a support role, to clean up targets that long-range heavy bombers failed to destroy in SAC's initial strike.
George was prominently involved in establishing Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the early 1980s and fought to rid the UK of American Cruise Missiles and the replacement of the Polaris Missile System with Trident Nuclear Submarines.
I came into teaching at age 30 after nine years as a mathematician/physicist working on such systems as the Polaris missile and the Apollo man-on-the-Moon project.
Then there is a budget for an updated Polaris missile.
Up came a beautiful sewin - its action emulating a Polaris missile shooting out of the water.
He hasn't beenany more unpopular since that Christmas Eve on the submarine when he tried to blow you out of the sky with a Polaris missile.
Unfortunately it didn't catch on because it wasn't portable 1927 Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party 1945 Anni-Frid Lynstad of ABBA fame was born 1960 The Polaris missile was test launched 1963 Andrew Castle, the former tennis player, was born 1969 Match of the Day was screened in colour for the first time 1971 Intel released the world's first single-chip microprocessor 1978 The American anthropologist Margaret Mead died 1985 The British and Irish premiers, Margaret Thatcher and Garret Fitzgerald, signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement in Dublin2002 Myra Hindley, the Moors murderer, died