surface-to-surface missile

noun

: a missile that is fired from the ground or a ship and directed at a target on the ground

Examples of surface-to-surface missile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Iranian surface-to-surface missile and anti-aircraft missiles are pictured during a military exhibition commemorating the Iran-Iraq war anniversary in Tehran. Richard Vanderford, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 Every time an ally has provided Kyiv with new surface-to-surface missile systems, air defense systems, armored and tracked vehicles, or fighter jets, cautious voices in the West have warned that these acts risk prompting escalation—including Russian retaliatory strikes outside Ukraine. Austin Carson, Foreign Affairs, 14 Sep. 2023

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“Surface-to-surface missile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surface-to-surface%20missile. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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