As the nuclear arsenal draws down to smaller, more balanced numbers, and as destabilizing weapons such as the heavy SS-18 and all MIRVed
ICBMs are eliminated, the ability of the triad to provide a credible, survivable, deterrent force can only be enhanced.
So, considering its options, MIRVs
came out as the most rational choice.
This was due in large part to the treaty's provision eliminating all MIRVed
ICBMs, the core of Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces.
Pakistan successfully launched its Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV
) "Ababeel" ballistic missile in 2017 with a range of 2200 km.
Therefore, Pakistan has recently developed MIRVs
capable Ababeel missile to neutralize Indian BMD systems.
Navy defenses; attempting to develop measures to improve its abilities to penetrate opposing missile defenses such as MIRV
's, maneuverable reentry vehicles, and hypersonic weapons.
While India's single-warhead missiles are bigger and cover longer distances, Pakistan has focused its efforts on developing multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs
), a type of missile carrying several nuclear warheads that can be directed towards different targets.The US Defence Intelligence Agency officially confirmed in March that Pakistan conducted the first test launch of its nuclear-capable Ababeel missile in January 2017, "demonstrating South Asia's first MIRV
(29) One of the reasons for this was the development of multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV
) technology and its impact on the deterrence value of SLBMs.
Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, who heads Iran's missile program, also claimed that the Khorramshahr has a MIRV
Iran also on Friday unveiled a new home-made long-range ballistic missile system named 'Khorramshahr' which carries multiple warheads, known as Multiple Independently Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV
The latest sea changing development is the completion of nuclear triad (land, air and sea based capabilities) on both sides, followed by Pakistan's test of MIRV
payload and India's launch of an ICBM which ranked the two countries among the few states possessing respective technology.
The development of sUAS swarm tactics and techniques in many ways mirrors the introduction of Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV
) technology in the early 1970s.