active missile

active missile

A fire-and-forget missile. Such a missile has its own active guidance system. The missile transmits a signal, which is reflected back by the target and received by the missile, guiding it toward the target. See active homing guidance.
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Although North Korea is not in violation of any agreement with South Korea or the US, the confirmation of another active missile site comes amid a disgruntled President Donald Trump-led Administration, members of which have often accused the country of not having held up their end of the bargain.
"We will assist regional partners in strengthening their institutions and capabilities, including in law enforcement, to conduct counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts." "We will help partners procure inter-operable missile defense and other capabilities to better defend against active missile threats," it says.
Indeed, so much attention has been given to this new capability that the terms active missile defense and missile defense have become nearly synonymous.
Regardless, a doubling of the number implicated means that approximately 14 percent of the entire Air Force cadre of nuclear missile launch control officers, which numbers about 500, has been removed at least temporarily from active missile duty.
The Praetorian boasts a fully integrated 360[degrees]-coverage ESM/ECM suite with high sensitivity ESM/RWR with superheterodyne-based wideband receivers, coupled to a pulse- Doppler active missile warner, and an ECM subsystem employing Digital RF Memory (DR.FM) technology and providing a full range of coherent and non-coherent ECM techniques, with on- and off-board transmission, the latter provided by two active Selex ES fibre-optic towed decoys (FOTDs).
(27) By the end of the decade, active missile defense capability could become fully integrated into air superiority operations within the combat air forces, giving us the tools we need to match the doctrine of integrated air and missile defense.
Palestinians in Gaza exhibited improved, though still unguided, rocket technology and a more robust command-and-control structure, while Israel employed active missile defenses on a widespread basis for the first time.
During the same period, Hamas has fired more than 500 rockets from the Gaza Strip that have hit Israel, the IDF said early Sunday, when it added that Israel's Iron Dome Active Missile Defense System has intercepted 257 rockets, thus preventing them from striking populated areas.Both the Israeli Air Force and Israeli Navy arms of the IDF were active early Sunday as they targeted multiple Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip, including what it described as two smuggling tunnels.
In the meantime, Israeli policy makers are left to decide whether the cost of active missile defense can be offset by its untested potential.
Active missile defenses to mitigate the effects of such an attack will not be cheap, but they may be necessary.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "This demonstrates Iran has an active missile programme which increases our concern over the potential for Iran's development of nuclear weapons."