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MIRV:

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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MIRV

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However, Pakistan has taken appropriate measures by developing MIRVs, cruise missiles and sea-based deterrents.
On January 24, 2017, Pakistan tested its medium-range, surface-to-surface, ballistic missile Ababeel, which used MIRV having capability to deliver multiple conventional and nuclear warheads.
MARVs are considered more reliable than MIRVs due to their ability of engaging targets with precision and higher accuracy but are expensive.
High-quality optics are essential in missile development, especially MIRVs, said Rong Jili, deputy director at the Beijing Institute of Technology's School of Aerospace Engineering.
They can use them to look at whatever they want to see, even the Moon," he said.High-quality optics are essential in missile development, especially MIRVs, said Rong Jili, deputy director at the Beijing Institute of Technology's School of Aerospace Engineering.
Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, who heads Iran's missile program, also claimed that the Khorramshahr has a MIRV warhead.
Moreover, Indian BMD could also tempt Pakistan to work on Multiple independently targetable re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) or the sea based nuclear deterrent by developing the submarine launched variant on conventional submarine to ensure the survivability of its nuclear forces and to have an assured second-strike capability.
China has developed replicas of the Russian and Western arsenals of nuclear systems such as land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs), multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), and maneuverable reentry vehicles (MARVs) which shift targets in flight.
Alongwith fielding more long range ballistic missiles, China is moving towards using Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs).
Currently it is unknown whether this missile carries a single warhead or Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs).
defenses cannot successfully engage ICBMs containing multiply independent reentry vehicles (MIRVs), extensive sophisticated decoys or maneuvering reentry vehicle capability.
deployment of ICBMs and SLBMs with multiple warheads, known as MIRVs