active missile

active missile

A fire-and-forget missile. Such a missile has its own active guidance system. The missile transmits a signal, which is reflected back by the target and received by the missile, guiding it toward the target. See active homing guidance.
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They tackled the thorny technical problem of creating viable active missile defenses for both the homeland and regional areas of responsibility.
BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.
Regardless, a doubling of the number implicated means that approximately 14 percent of the entire Air Force cadre of nuclear missile launch control officers, which numbers about 500, has been removed at least temporarily from active missile duty.
27) By the end of the decade, active missile defense capability could become fully integrated into air superiority operations within the combat air forces, giving us the tools we need to match the doctrine of integrated air and missile defense.
The Praetorian boasts a fully integrated 360[degrees]-coverage ESM/ECM suite with high sensitivity ESM/RWR with superheterodyne-based wideband receivers, coupled to a pulse- Doppler active missile warner, and an ECM subsystem employing Digital RF Memory (DR.
Aegis BMD-equipped ships provide two layers of active missile defense protections against short to intermediate range ballistic missiles and are able to provide surveillance and tracking of ballistic missiles of all ranges.
In the meantime, Israeli policy makers are left to decide whether the cost of active missile defense can be offset by its untested potential.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "This demonstrates Iran has an active missile programme which increases our concern over the potential for Iran's development of nuclear weapons.
Therefore, we have no choice but to consider switching from the existing passive missile defense to an active missile defense where launch targets on enemy ground can be directly attacked,'' the LDP lawmaker said.
The North does have an active missile development programme and is working on a long range missile known as the Taepodong-2.
It also has an active missile programme, but it is not believed to have an atomic bomb design small and light enough to be mounted on a long-range rocket.
The country also has an active missile programme, but it is not believed to have an atomic bomb design small and light enough to be mounted on a long-range rocket.