Removal of MIRVed
ICBMs, especially the SS-18s, from the nuclear balance improves America's second-strike capability.
So, with this technological uplift, Pakistan will soon add Ababeel (MIRV
) into its operational missile inventory.
with multiple warheads (MIRVs
) undermined efforts to limit offensive
(12) Many in Russia would also like to reverse START II's ban on multiple warhead ICBMs (MIRVed
ICBMs), especially if the United States resists a very low START III ceiling, because it would be economically less burdensome for Russia to increase its strategic nuclear forces by deploying a smaller number of new missiles with more warheads per missile.
Coupled with lethal array of submarine/air launched long range missiles and MIRV
(Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle) considered ultimate in nuclear missile technology, this becomes a potent strike force that can pierce the heart of the enemy's defences with precision causing unimaginable destruction.
In response to India's BMD system, Pakistan has also test-fired Babur-III submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) and Ababeel surface to surface ballistic missile capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independently-targetable Re-entry vehicle (MIRV
In response to India's BMD system, Pakistan has test-fired Babur-III submarine, launched cruise missile (SLCM) and Ababeel surface to surface ballistic missile capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independently-targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV
It has, since then, tested Multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV
) capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ICBM) Agni V.
Pakistan has the LY-80 air defence system, MIRV
technology and cruise missiles to counter the air defence systems of India.
Also known as Objekt 4202, Yu-71, and Yu-74, Avangard is a "scramjet" hypersonic glide vehicle that can be carried as a MIRV
payload by several heavy ICBMs.
The W-88 is a miniaturized design that allows for mounting multiple nuclear warheads (called multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles, or MIRV
) on long-range missiles.
According to Pakistan's National Command Authority, Pakistan's Ababeel, a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV
), was equipped and operational to counter the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system of India.
This is due to Pakistan's policy of Full Spectrum deterrence that deters India at the strategic, operational and tactical levels, by employing strategic and low-yield nuclear weapons, short, medium, cruise and long-range ballistic missiles based on air, land and sea platforms, along with the MIRV
"India's Slow and Unstoppable Move to MIRV
." In The Lure and Pitfalss of MIRVs
, by Travis Wheeler, Shane Mason Michael Krepon.
shift to the Poseidon's advanced technology of the multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV
), Britain under Wilson's aegis set off alone to begin exploitation of an intermediate technology, Antelope, that the United States had developed but later abandoned in favor of MIRVs