Polaris missile

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Polaris missile

[pə′lar·əs ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A U.S. Navy surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile designed to be launched from submarines and surface ships for accurate bombardment of small target areas with conventional or nuclear warheads at ranges up to 2500 nautical miles (4600 kilometers).
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Every prime minister since Edward Heath (1970 to 1974) has performed a similar task, following the UK's adoption of the Lockheed Martin UGM-27 Polaris A-3 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM), up to 16 of which were accommodated on each of the Royal Navy's four 'Resolution' class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), entering service since 1968.