antiaircraft missile


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antiaircraft missile

[′an·tē′er‚kraft ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile that is intended to be launched from the surface against an airborne target. Abbreviated AAM.
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Here's the bottom line: If about three percent of the antiaircraft missiles in the world today find their mark, the skies will be swept clean.
Under the $2.5 billion agreement Ankara would receive two batteries of the antiaircraft missile from Moscow and produce two more batteries in Turkey.
The report said Russia's 53rd antiaircraft missile brigade transported vehicles close to the Russian border with Ukraine in June 2014.
"Ukraine has not produced or purchased Chinese-made antiaircraft missile systems mentioned in media reports and has not provided transit for their transportation," the Ukrainian military press office told the Russian news service (http://tass.ru/en/world/837999) Tass Friday.
Russia has also recently cancelled its sale of advanced antiaircraft missile to Iran, refunding the 900 million dollars sticker price.
A senior Iranian parliamentarian, Kazem Jalali, filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Russia for its refusal to complete a deal to supply Iran with Russian-built S-300 antiaircraft missile systems, reported pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT Monday.
He said it could have been the result of a malfunction in an antiaircraft missile.
THE chief of the commission investigating the crash of a Russian airliner over the Black Sea said today that the aircraft had been hit by an antiaircraft missile.
Under the $2.5 billion agreement Ankara would receive two batteries of the antiaircraft missile from Moscow within the upcoming year and then produce two more batteries in Turkey.
But a large Russian-made antiaircraft missile intended for highflying aircraft brought down the Malaysian jet flying at 33,000 feet.