antisubmarine missile

antisubmarine missile

[¦an·tē‚səb·mə′rēn ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile whose target is a submarine.
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The 8,422-ton destroyer, which can carry Tomahawk cruise missiles as well as antiaircraft and antisubmarine missiles, participated in the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan last year and was in charge of guarding the U.S.
Antisubmarine missiles (Asroc and Subroc), submarine-launched antisurface missiles (Harpoon and Tomahawk), and Tomahawk land-attack missiles also are chronicled.
The 8,422-ton vessel, capable of carrying Tomahawk cruise missiles as well as antiaircraft and antisubmarine missiles, was also making the port call despite requests not to do so by the Nagasaki city and prefectural governments.

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