missile : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
- n a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
- Air-to-surface tactical missile designed for close air support, interdiction, and defense suppression.
- The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
- The Harpoon missile sank at least two Libyan patrol boats and fired on three other naval "targets" with uncertain results.
News & Articles
- Pentagon, Army Say East Coast Missile Defense Site Not Needed
The Pentagon and Army officials who head missile defense agencies told a Senate committee chairman that a missile interceptor site on the U.S. East Coast isn’t needed to improve U.S. defenses against Iranian missiles.
June 11, 2013 - Bloomberg
- Video: F-35 jet fires missile in Air Force test
The missile firing took place last week about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles at the Navy’s Point Mugu Sea Test Range after the plane took off from Edwards Air Force Base. It is a milestone that paves the way for targeted launches later this year.
June 11, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
- PAC-3 MSE Missile Flight Tested At White Sands
Dallas TX (SPX) Jun 11, 2013 Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile successfully engaged, intercepted and destroyed two different threat representative targets during a flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The first target engagement involved two PAC-3 MSE Missiles ripple fired against an advanced Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target. The first MSE Missile ...
June 11, 2013 - Space War
- Barack Obama in BBC News
North Korea broke the rules once more by testing a rocket that could be used for a long-range missile,Mr Obama told a crowd in the Czech capital, Prague. "This provocation underscores the need for action - not just this afternoon at the UN...
- caliph Omar in Times of India
America is killing Muslims in Afghanistan and in our tribal areas (with missile strikes), and militants are attacking Pakistan to express anger against the government for supporting America,said Zahid Umar, 25, who frequently visits the shrine.
- Robert Gates in AFP
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that there were concerns that North Korea might "launch a missile...... in the direction of Hawaii."