antiballistic missile

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a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles


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The exercise involves naval maneuvers, submarine detection, live-fire drills and antiballistic missile drills," an unidentified official from the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff was quoted as saying.
Hailey designed the launch sequencer for the Sprint Antiballistic Missile System for the Martin Marietta Corporation and in 1974 designed the 9080 microprocessor for AMD.
Since then, he has counseled over 3,000 startups and written over 600 patents, ranging from decorative house keys to antiballistic missile lasers.
ISRAEL ANNOUNCED IT WILL SOON TEST its new antiballistic missile system.
Fisher highlights space warfare and the space information architecture of the PLA; its development of directed-energy weapons; antiballistic missile defenses; nuclear submarines; and new nuclear weapons.
Friday's order signified the first response Japan has taken against potential threats posed by a ballistic missile or similar objects since the country began building an antiballistic missile shield in 2003.
What is worse is that Indyk and Haass call for "[increasing] Israel's tolerance for a more drawn-out diplomatic engagement" with Iran by "President Obama [bolstering] Israel's deterrent capabilities by providing a nuclear guarantee and an enhanced antiballistic missile defense capability".
Adding to tensions, this week the US and the Czech Republic signed an accord to allow the Pentagon to deploy part of its contentious antiballistic missile shield, which Washington maintains is intended to protect in part against Iranian missiles.
Kissinger brokered the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty and Antiballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union and made secret trips to China seeking a detente between the two nations and the restoration of diplomatic ties after a severance of near 25 years.
Much of that time he worked on the military's Nike Zeus antiballistic missile system.
In 2002, the United States withdrew from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, which banned weapons in space.
rejected ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty of 1996 and has unilaterally withdrawn from an antiballistic missile treaty.
In January 1973, President Nixon abolished the White House Office of Science and Technology (OST) and the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), when some scientists spoke out publicly against the president's plans for funding the supersonic transport and the antiballistic missile system.
Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Ivanov did not exclude the possibility of US-Russian cooperation on the development of an antiballistic missile (ABM) defense system.