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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During his time at Raytheon, Ryan helped design the Sparrow and Hawk guided missile systems, a medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile, and a surface-to-air missile, respectively. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Barbie's Designer Got His Start Making Missiles," 7 Feb. 2019 That’s enough to buy seven Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers at current prices. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "As the Final Zumwalt-Class Stealth Destroyer Launches, the Ships’ Fate Remains Unclear," 11 Dec. 2018 The new turret includes an elevated missile launcher capable of launching two Spike MR anti-tank guided missiles, giving Namer the ability to destroy tanks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Israel's 'Namer' Infrantry Vehicle Could Be a Glimpse of the U.S. Army's Future," 13 Dec. 2018 The Obama administration withheld the sale of precision guided missiles to Saudi Arabia amid wavering U.S. support and concern about the humanitarian situation. Washington Post, "Despite U.S. warnings, Yemeni forces backed by UAE advance toward crucial port," 5 June 2018 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

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of guided missile

: a missile whose course may be changed during flight

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