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weapons system

[′wep·ənz ‚sis·təm]
(ordnance)
Two or more instruments of combat operating as a single unit of striking power in military combat; specifically, a system in which two instruments of combat are required to perform a single mission.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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