vertical launch


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vertical launch

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′lȯnch]
(ordnance)
A launch in which the missile or vehicle starts from a vertical position.
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Reasons for this include the requirement to fit large numbers of vertical launch SAM canisters, and increasingly large and complex surveillance and detection systems, in order to cope with multiple attacks by advanced missiles.
The FCS Active Protection System "is the only available vertical launch system that I'm aware of," Lewis said.
MBDA's Roxel subsidiary is developing the booster rocket while DCN is working on the new Sylver A70 vertical launch system (VLS) to accommodate the Scalp Naval.
com/new-shepard) New Shepard system is a fully reusable system that operates with a vertical launch and landing to propel the Blue Origin capsule into space.
Such systems incorporate vertical launch systems similar to Mk-41 universal systems that are capable of launching intermediate-range cruise missiles Tomahawk," the ministry noted.
DDG 121 will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously, and will contain a combination of offensive and defensive weapon systems designed to support maritime warfare including integrated air and missile defense and vertical launch capabilities.
Another 100 acres within the vertical launch campus, ranging from 1.
2nm (45km), employ soft vertical launch (where the missiles motor ignites after it leaves its launch tube) helping to disguise the location of the missile launcher.
After vertical launch the missile's turbojet engine can reach a cruising speed of Mach 0.
Squadron Leader Kenny recalled seeing an article by German rocket developer Wernher von Braun for the Interplanetary Society detailing his proposed method for a vertical launch.
The two remaining warships of the project namely "INS Tarkah" and "INS Trikand" will also be armed with the lethal missile in vertical launch mode.
It will be installed in vertical launch configuration