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surface-to-air missile

[′sər·fəs tü ′er ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile designed to be fired at an airborne target from the ground or from the deck of a surface ship; examples include Bomarc, Hawk, Nike, Talos, Tartar, Terrier, and Wizard. Abbreviated SAM.
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A South Korea anti-aircraft missile unit near Incheon, a seaport west of Seoul, went into battle position.
On July 12, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar announced that sending S-400 anti-aircraft missile system components to Turkey has commenced.
The S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile system is used to destroy aircraft, winged and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and may be used to destroy surface facilities.
The Israeli military said it used an Arrow-2 on Friday to destroy an anti-aircraft missile, reportedly carrying 200 kg of explosive material, fired from Syria after Israeli aircraft carried out strikes there.
The S-400 Triumf, a new generation anti-aircraft missile system, is capable of hitting an airborne target at a distance of up to 400 kilometers with medium- and long-range missiles.
They will be destroyed by the Buk, Tor, Osa, Tunguska and Strela-10 anti-aircraft missiles; Igla and Verba man-portable air-defense systems; as well as the S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems," (http://sputniknews.com/military/20160829/1044736207/russia-airdefense-exercises.html) Muginov said.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- The Iranian army deputy chief-of-staff has claimed that Iran has made a new missile system which is more advanced compared to the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system.
Alwar Pouryan received the mandatory minimum sentence for the anti-aircraft missile count and was spared a life sentence by U.S.
Occupied Jerusalem: July 9 -- (BNA)-- Israeli press reported that Israel was watching with alarm the arrival of advanced S-300 Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria accompanied by Russian technicians and professionals.
The explosion originated in the engine of the anti-aircraft missile, whereas its head fell in the sea.
Muhammad Hasan Mansourian says his country is currently building its own advanced anti-aircraft missile system, after Russia wouldn't sell it one.