sea-launched ballistic missile

sea-launched ballistic missile

[′sē ¦lȯncht bə′lis·tik ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile launched from a submarine or surface ship.
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Chapter six, "China's Emerging Undersea Nuclear Deterrent," details the growing interest in China of a robust sea-launched ballistic missile force that would increase the desire for overt sea control of potential launch areas.
The development of the R-29 sea-launched ballistic missile (Nato's SS-N-8) and the Project 667B (Nato's Delta I) submarine put the Soviet ballistic submarine force within range of its American targets while remaining in the "bastions" of the ice-covered regions of the Arctic, thus obviating the need for the "Yankee patrols" (by Yankee-type submarines carrying SS-N-6 missiles).
Primary mission: Missile warning--provides detection, attack warning, and attack assessment of sea-launched ballistic missiles and ICBMs launched against the continental United States and Canada.
13th Space Warning Squadron, Clear AFS, Alaska Primary mission: Missile warning--provides detection, attack warning, and attack assessment of sea-launched ballistic missiles and ICBMs launched against the continental United States and Canada.