guided missile


Definition of guided missile 

: a missile whose course may be altered during flight (as by a target-seeking radar device)

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Marine battalions will lose four older TOW heavy anti-tank guided missiles, but add four newer, smaller, more portable Javelin missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marine Corps Is Changing the Way It Does Business To Win the Battles of 2025," 15 May 2018 The tank is armed with anti-tank guided missiles, 30-mm automatic cannon and 7.62-mm machine gun, the Ministry, explained, in a Facebook post. James Rogers, Fox News, "Russia set to showcase new robo-tank at Moscow Victory Day parade," 8 May 2018 The photos show five destroyers: three Type 052D Luyang III and two Type 055 Renhai guided missile destroyers fitting out for service in the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Is What a Real Naval Buildup Looks Like," 5 June 2018 Still, the technology reveals a promising new army of drug carriers—like guided missiles for cancer. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Spermbots Offer a Promising New Way to Target Cancer," 17 May 2018 Russia’s Defense Ministry said two Israeli fighter jets launched eight guided missiles at the T4 air base from Lebanon’s air space early Monday. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Russia blames Israel for Syria air base attack after Pentagon denial," 9 Apr. 2018 The Donald Cook is one of four Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers that generally serve Europe and are part of a NATO rotation, officials said. Peter Baker, Helene Cooper And Thomas Gibbons-neff, New York Times, "Trump Weighs More Robust Military Strike Against Syria," 10 Apr. 2018 The missile is designed to be launched from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force guided missile cruisers and destroyers at sea and Aegis Ashore facilities on land. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Missile Defense Interceptor Test Fails," 1 Feb. 2018 The Navy's Philippine Sea is a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser homeported in Mayport, Florida; the Coast Guard's Jacob Poroo is a Sentinel-class fast response cutter assigned to Pascagoula., "Mobile welcomes two Mardi Gras ships," 6 Feb. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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: a missile whose course may be changed during flight

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