intermediate-range ballistic missile


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intermediate-range ballistic missile

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦rānj bə′lis·tik ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile flying a ballistic trajectory after guided powered flight and having a range of about 200 to 1500 miles (300 to 2500 kilometers). Abbreviated IRBM.
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