antiballistic missile

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a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles


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This system includes a radar station with a direction range of 1,000 kilometers, which could be deployed in Bulgaria, for example, as well as anti-ballistic missiles that can intercept targets within a radius of 200 kilometers at an altitude of 100-150 kilometers.
Whether the Fort Greely Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles will ever need to actually intercept enemy warfare is questionable, the economic benefits to Fort Greely, the region and the state are undeniable.
The Safeguard complex in North Dakota was an operational anti-ballistic missile system that defended American intercontinental ballistic missile silos.
Putin was critical of Pres Bush's unilateral decision in 2001 to withdraw from the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty, which was designed to prevent an arms race.
The Israelis, with American funding, are working in California on an anti-ballistic missile to intercept the Iranian Shahab-3 (CJN, Sept.
Among other military applications is work on the Aegis anti-ballistic missile system that might be deployed on cruisers or submarines to intercept any nuclear-tipped missile that North Korea might fire.
We have recognized that the hostility that characterized US and Soviet relations during the Cold War has ended, hostility that was enshrined in the doctrine of mutual assured destruction and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) and the START II arms reduction efforts have been entirely abandoned as has any progressive efforts toward START III.
He rejected the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and has ignored America's obligations to disarm under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In the article; President Bush's scrapping of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in favor of missile defense is described as one of Bush's bully moments.
China was a strong critic of Washington's move last year to pull out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Last summer's withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty between the UN and Russia allowed the Pentagon to start work on six underground silos in Fort Greely, Alaska.
Sir, - The Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Geoff Hoon, recently stated in Parliament that the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty had made a major contribution to strategic stability during the Cold War, the implication being that it was no longer necessary.
was withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty, many of his conservative supporters hailed this step as proof that Bush was committed to defending our nation from a nuclear missile attack.
US -- At the same time the Bush White House was threatening to abrogate the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in order to build a costly and unproven Missile Defense Shield (MDS) to defend the US from foreign rocket attacks, it was working on a new weapon that would be impervious to the MDS.