terminal phase


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terminal phase

[′tər·mən·əl ‚fāz]
(ordnance)
The period of flight of a missile between the end of midcourse guidance and impact.
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html) Patriot PAC-3 , which is designed to provide late terminal phase interception 6 that is, after the missile has re-entered the atmosphere.
The enemy projectile is destroyed in the terminal phase of flight
The Aegis Weapons System is primarily focused on short- to intermediate-range missiles in their midcourse and terminal phases.
The company is also developing the Standard Missile-6, which is designed to shoot down enemy warheads inside the atmosphere in their terminal phase.
However they stressed the findings could be due to other factors, including moderate drinkers having a richer social network or those who drank very little already being in the terminal phase of their life.
There is no doubt that this latest act of Islamic terrorism should mark the terminal phase of our religious credulity.
However, the terminal phase of flight at Djibouti International Airport (HDAM), rather than serving as a feel-good welcome mat, often posed the greatest threat to P-3 aircrews during our missions.
Serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) creatine kinase glutamic- pyruvic transaminase lipids and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) were tested in all subjects both at the initial phase and the terminal phase of this study.
Norton's study brings up the issue of negotiating the ground between what nurses know to be effective (the use of medications via a syringe driver) and the less-informed "general" attitude of this intervention being feared and rejected, as it signals the approach of the terminal phase.
Doctors were unanimous that she was "in the terminal phase of her life.
It is not possible for the hunter to calculate the tempo of weight loss and expansion of the bullet during the terminal phase.