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projectile

[prə′jek·təl]
(aerospace engineering)
Any object, especially a missile, that is fired, thrown, launched, or otherwise projected.
Originally, an object, such as a bullet or artillery shell, projected by an applied external force.
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About Excalibur Excalibur is a revolutionary precision guided projectile that provides warfighters a first round effects capability in any environment.
But it hasn't been clear how polyurethane captures speeding projectiles without cracking, says Ned Thomas of Rice University in Houston.
A team from the US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (Tardec) is planning to take the concept a stage further, by using the data from the transducers to determine the type of projectile striking the plate, or even the direction from which the hostile fire came.
It certainly is not a crime to call a projectile that comes out of a crossbow a bolt.
It will improve the accuracy of the current stockpile of 155mm High Explosive M107, M795 and M549A1 projectiles.
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The Al-Aqsa Brigades, a Palestinian armed group, claimed the launch of the projectile.
Penetration of a blunt projectile into metallic targets is one of the impact problems that can be complicated due to plugging and cutting phenomena.
A Lebanese army statement issued Tuesday also said that one person was wounded in the blast that was caused by a projectile explosion.
Presently, there is a special interest in estimation of effect at impact between a projectile and different protection structures (Nastasescu, 2001).
An Israeli was killed by a projectile in Ashdod on Monday night, bringing the number of Israelis killed in projectile launches to three.