antiballistic missile

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a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles


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Details are still forthcoming, but what is all but certain is that the missiles are to be land-based versions of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System with Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) medium-range anti-ballistic missiles, though there is already speculation that even more advanced deployments are planned.
His book looks at the personalities and the research projects in anti-ballistic missile defense systems, including early efforts by the Soviets to develop laser weapons that could shoot down missiles from the West.
The Safeguard complex in North Dakota was an operational anti-ballistic missile system that defended American intercontinental ballistic missile silos.
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.
withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty--and, despite a host of dire predictions, nothing happened.
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.
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.
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.
Now the President has given notice that the US will withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, so that it can embark on its missile defence programme unhindered.
IN a historic break with Russia and US allies, the Bush administration yesterday withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, a move effective in six months.