intermediate-range ballistic missile


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intermediate-range ballistic missile

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦rānj bə′lis·tik ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile flying a ballistic trajectory after guided powered flight and having a range of about 200 to 1500 miles (300 to 2500 kilometers). Abbreviated IRBM.
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North Korea has refrained from provocations for about 70 days since its launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on September 15.
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it (https://www.mda.mil/news/17news0007.html) successfully tested its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the Pacific Ocean.
North Korea rattled world powers in February when it successfully launched a new intermediate-range ballistic missile that it said could carry a nuclear weapon.
Navy to provide regional defense against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats.
TOKYO - Japan needs to study technologies with the United States for intercepting ballistic missiles that fly at a high altitude in the wake of news that North Korea has developed a new ground-launched intermediate-range ballistic missile, Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma said Tuesday.
''North Korea is also developing a new intermediate-range ballistic missile and a new short-range, solid-propellant ballistic missile.''
It also fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan in the mid-September.
The SM-3 missile is planned to destroy incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space, a concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." More than 155 SM-3s have been delivered to the U.S.
''Yesterday there were reports that North Korea is preparing to fire an intermediate-range ballistic missile that may be able to carry a nuclear warhead...
North Korea also fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan in the mid-September.
The US Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful intermediate-range ballistic missile intercept test using the THAAD system earlier this month.
Michael Elleman, senior expert for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), told 38 North Thursday that the missile's engine was different from the one used in the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile that Kim Jong Un's regime was believed to be working on as a step toward an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development.

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