multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle


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multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle

[′məl·tə·pəl ‚in·də‚pen·dənt·lē ′tär·gəd·əd rē′en·trē ‚vē·ə·kəl]
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A type of intercontinental ballistics missile which carries several nuclear warheads; before the missile reenters the atmosphere, the warheads separate and follow different trajectories to various targets. Abbreviated MIRV.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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