ballistic weapon

ballistic weapon

[bə′lis·tik ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any missile weapon, as a bomb, rocket, projectile, or bullet, affected by ballistic conditions.
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For a country such as Israel with fewer launching platforms, a very fast and hard-to-intercept ballistic weapon -- however modest its explosive power -- might be just what it needs to hold at risk certain kinds of distant targets.
But he said co-operation with the South's international allies on halting North Korea's controversial nuclear and ballistic weapon development would continue.
This was not the first time Trudeau expressed concern over the North Korea's nuclear weapon testing and ballistic weapon programs.
(47) The Joint Chiefs pushed the Navy to accept modified Jupiter missiles, a move it later rejected in favor of lobbying for its own service-specific ballistic weapon, a solid-fueled missile launched from mobile submarine platforms.
Iran said a medium-range Shahab-3 ballistic weapon with a maximum range of 2,000km was among the missiles test-fired in its central desert region in war games dubbed "Grand Prophet 7", meant to simulate counter-attacks on US military bases in Afghanistan and other neighbouring countries.
Summary: The US has fired a short-range ballistic weapon from the island of Kauai near Hawaii.
The missile in question would probably be the Shehab-3 intermediate-range ballistic weapon developed by Iran, and frequently linked to Iran's space programme.
The ONR missile is a ballistic weapon that could be fired from a submarine canister.
"Metal Storm now holds two official Guinness World Records for the fastest firing ballistic weapon and the world's most intelligent handgun" (Storm Front Newsletter).
He said there was a chance the ballistic weapon would miss its target and hit another country.
Iran, meanwhile, said it test-fired ballistic missiles - including a medium-range Shahab-3 ballistic weapon with a range capable of striking Israel - in war games in its central desert region designed to show its capacity for counter-attack.