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IRBM:

see guided missileguided missile,
self-propelled, unmanned space or air vehicle carrying an explosive warhead. Its path can be adjusted during flight, either by automatic self-contained controls or remote human control. Guided missiles are powered either by rocket engines or by jet propulsion.
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Regarding planned IRBMs, see Doug Richardson, "China Plans 4,000 km-Range Conventional Ballistic Missile," Jane's Missiles & Rockets, 1 March 2011.
Beyond the DF-21's range (roughly 1,750 km), China does not currently possess a conventionally armed IRBM capable of ranging Guam, but it has announced its intention to develop and deploy such a system by 2015.
After China demonstrated the successful hit-to-kill interception of a defunct weather satellite in January 2007, using a modified DF-21 IRBM, in February 2008 the United States launched a modified SM-3 ballistic missile interceptor that successfully intercepted and destroyed a defunct reconnaissance satellite whose orbit was decaying into the upper atmosphere.
His coverage of several topics is especially noteworthy: sparring between the USAF and the Royal Air Force over levels of authority; efforts to control the press; dissatisfaction of trainees with their circumstances; and UK motives for accepting Thor IRBMs.
Second, Iran's technological capabilities would only allow the development of "large, visible and cumbersome" (52) IRBMs and ICBMs, which could not be deployed on mobile launchers or in silos, would take a long time to prepare for a launch, and would therefore be of little utility for deterrence.
As a result of ongoing foreign assistance, Iran's MRBMs and IRBMs could develop more rapidly than would be possible on the basis of its indigenous capabilities.
97) By November, West Germany had balanced these explicit and implicit condemnations of the French program with a secret request for American IRBMs.
The small squares depict possible points from which aircraft could successfully engage IRBMs by using a 3.
Killian's Technological Capabilities Panel (of the ODM/SAC) sent a report to President Eisenhower on February 14, 1955, recommending the development of IRBMs for land- and sea-basing.
10) By 1979, the allies had agreed that if negotiations did not produce results by 1983, nuclear Pershing II IRBMs and cruise missiles would be deployed to counter the SS-20s.
These ICBMs and IRBMs not only stood on strategic alert during the Cold War, they also served as space launchers for the military and NASA.
Even as he was preoccupied with acquiring ICBMs and IRBMs, Schriever foresaw the potential of outer space systems and the need to extend the Air Force's interests into the "high frontier.