surface-to-surface missile


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surface-to-surface missile

[′sər·fəs tü ′sər·fəs ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile designed to be fired at a surface target from a surface position on land or water; examples include Atlas, Corporal, Dart, Jupiter, Lacross, Mace, Matador, Navaho, Pershing, Polaris, Redstone, Regulus, Sergeant, Snark, Thor, and Titan. Abbreviated SSM.
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The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at 9:15 am, Indian defence officials said.
The media organ said the victims included 19 children and four women as a result of surface-to-surface missile launched by the Syrian army last night on the district of Bab Al-Nairab in the southern parts of the city of Halab, northern of Syria.
The imaginary scenario involved a surface-to-surface missile hitting the Knesset plenum and auditorium, making it impossible to convene the entire Knesset.
The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from launch complex number 4 in Wheeler Island.
It might well be argued that Washington also adopted the corvette philosophy during the 1960s, when the US Coast Guard's Hamilton/Hero high-endurance cutters were equipped with sonars, surface-to-surface missile systems and torpedo tubes to augment the US Navy's escort forces, although the missiles and ASW equipment were removed with the end of the Cold War.
INDIA yesterday test-launched a surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
He said there had been reports of surface-to-surface missile fire and also some surface-to-air missile fire.
According to local reports, specialised commentators were shuffling two possibilities: the system tested could be installed as a surface-to-surface missile, like the Jericho, which can be equipped with a nuclear warhead, or it could be a ground-to-air missile, like the Arrow.
Contract Awarded for Maintenance and support of Polish Navys RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system.
PTI reported that the surface-to-surface missile, capable of striking at a distance of 700 km, was test-fired from a mobile launcher of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island, off the coast of state of Odisha.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that his ministry plans to design and produce state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile systems in the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2014).

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