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an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb

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[In the last decade, there has been a growing interest in cruise missiles in India and Pakistan.
The book builds the case that China is investing in its cruise missile program as a key component of an antiaccess/area denial capability against the United States.
This article draws on findings from a multiyear comprehensive study of Chinese cruise missiles based exclusively on open sources.
The range of a ground-launched cruise missile is "the maximum distance which can be covered by the missile in its standard design mode flying until fuel exhaustion, determined by projecting its flight path onto the earth's sphere from the point of launch to the point of impact." This definition is more complicated than the one for ballistic missiles because cruise missiles do not fly on a predictable trajectory, can change direction in flight, and can fly to less than their maximum distance.
They are also thought to have several nuclear-powered submarines armed with cruise missiles nearby.
The video of a ship-to-land and submarine-to-land cruise missiles flying and hitting targets was shown during a news briefing at the Defense Ministry.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has successfully conducted its largest and most complex missile defense flight test ever, involving the simultaneous engagement of five ballistic missile and cruise missile targets.
Iranian Deputy Defense Minister and the Head of the Ministry's Aerospace Organization, General Mehdi Farahi said the country is ready to unveil Meshkat (Lantern) Cruise Missile with a range of 2,000km in the near future.
The Iranians claim that the Qader cruise missiles have a range of 200km (124 miles), can reportedly travel at low altitudes and are able to home-in on both offshore and onshore targets.
Over the weekend, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement that the likely recipient of the cruise missile would be the Iranian-backed militant Hizbullah group.
Israel on Sunday described as irresponsible the reported sale by Russia of P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria, saying it could threaten the strategic balance in the region.
The women's peace camp had been set up in September 1981 after 36 women marched from their South Wales homes to the airbase in protest at plans to store Cruise missiles there.
Yet even as governments multiply these conventions, agreements, and regulatory regimes, and seek ever-newer means of forestalling the proliferation of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, against which there is no practical defense and no treaties curtailing their production, sale, and deployment, are growing on a worldwide basis.
Ethics, technology and the American way of war; cruise missiles and US security policy.
Cruise Missile ATS supports AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missiles, AGM-86C/D Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missiles, and AGM- 129 Advanced Cruise Missiles.