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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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In a statement, the DFA said the Philippines was gravely concerned over reports that China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island.
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) -- China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of the disputed islands it controls in the South China Sea, Taiwan and U.S.
Reuters reports that Iran and Russia signed a contract for Iran to purchase S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.
The seven surface-to-air missiles were launched from Seonduk in South Hamkyung Province between 6 p.m.
The multi-mission Jamaran-1 destroyer, which has a top speed of 30 knots as well, can carry 120-140 personnel onboard and is also armed with a variety of anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles.(Xinhua-ANI)
Egyptian security forces have seized US-made anti-tank and surface-to-air missiles (Photo by Nasser El Azzazy)
The former president of the Kent Golf Union has previously denied attempting to sell batteries for surface-to-air missiles which were to be shipped from the US to Tehran via the Netherlands, saying he was the victim of an FBI sting.
Summary: A group of residents in London have dropped their legal action against plans to put surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower.
An east London resident wants to take legal action after his apartment complex was earmarked for the use of surface-to-air missiles during the Olympics.
The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as bases for surface-to-air missiles to protect the London games from an aerial attack, the Ministry of Defence said.
The number of SA-5 surface-to-air missiles with a range of 260-300 kilometers deployed near Pyongyang has risen from two in 2000 to 40 in 2010, the source said on condition of anonymity.
SURFACE-to-air missiles could be used to protect the skies over London during the Olympics, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

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