antiaircraft missile


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antiaircraft missile

[′an·tē′er‚kraft ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile that is intended to be launched from the surface against an airborne target. Abbreviated AAM.
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In all, the British first wave consisted of 65 ships protected by an array of modern radars and dozens of antiaircraft missile systems to include the new Sea Darts (effective over long ranges and to high altitudes), Sea Wolves (for low-altitude threats), and an array of 20 mm and 40 mm guns for close-in defense.
S defense contractors were in Europe for the F-105 Starfighter aircraft and the Hawk antiaircraft missile system in the late 1950s (Wilson, p.
This in turn leads to a subject the Air Force really doesn't like to talk about: the modern antiaircraft missile.
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They have around 2,000 personnel and over 200 pieces of equipment, including Grad systems, self-propelled artillery systems, antiaircraft missile systems, armored personnel carriers, tanks, and Ural and GAZ-66 vehicles," the southeastern army representative said.
Caption: ANOTHER MISSILE--The Islamic Republic says it has started a production line for a new antiaircraft missile system dubbed the Sayyad-2 (Hunter-2).
And recently it became known that Russia had actually halted the planned delivery of S-300 mobile antiaircraft missile systems to Syria.
Russia has also recently cancelled its sale of advanced antiaircraft missile to Iran, refunding the 900 million dollars sticker price.
A senior Iranian parliamentarian, Kazem Jalali, filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Russia for its refusal to complete a deal to supply Iran with Russian-built S-300 antiaircraft missile systems, reported pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT Monday.
He said it could have been the result of a malfunction in an antiaircraft missile.
THE chief of the commission investigating the crash of a Russian airliner over the Black Sea said today that the aircraft had been hit by an antiaircraft missile.
A two-thirds scale SA-9 antiaircraft missile launcher was fabricated from the metal-lined paper used to make European milk cartons.