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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Intercontinental ballistic missile
Ballistic warheads are protected by heatshields constructed of materials such as pyrolytic graphite, and in early missiles, thick plywood.
Ballistic missiles have been the preferred weapon because they are long range missiles and are of strategic intimidation for rouge regimes seeking to exert political and strategic leverage far in excess of what they would otherwise be able to bear using their conventional military assets.
Ballistic missiles are seen in many regimes, which do not otherwise possess the ability to project military power much beyond their own borders as weapons capable of creating fear and terror in opponents even if these opponents are economically and militarily stronger.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Intercontinental-ballistic-missile   (7924 words)

 Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Hits Target on Kamchatka Peninsula - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The intercontinental Topol class ballistic missile (CC-25 under Western standards) was launched on Thursday at 1:38 p.m.
The RT-2PM Topol is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union in 1970 and is still used in Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces.
Full deployment of 360 missiles was achieved in 1996, and as of 2005, 300 remain on duty.
www.mosnews.com /news/2006/08/03/missiletest.shtml   (866 words)

  Range of a Ballistic Missile
Such a weapon has a ballistic trajectory over most of its flight path and categorized according to their range, maximum distance measured along the surface of the earth's geometric surface from the point of launch of a ballistic missile to the point of impact to the intended destination.
Ballistic missiles have been the preferred weapon because they are long range missiles and are of strategic intimidation for rouge regimes seeking to exert political and strategic leverage far in excess of what they would otherwise be able to bear using their conventional military assets.
Ballistic missiles are seen in many regimes, which do not otherwise possess the ability to project military power much beyond their own borders as weapons capable of creating fear and terror in opponents even if these opponents are economically and militarily stronger.
hypertextbook.com /facts/2003/AliciaWhite.shtml   (336 words)

 Missile Defense Timeline
Intercontinental ranges of over 3,000 miles and payload[s] sufficient to carry atomic explosive[s] are to be expected.
The missile did not enter the upper atmosphere as required to permit achieving the conditions that were prerequisite for the primary test objective.
PDT, a modified Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) target vehicle was launched from Vandenberg AFB, California; and a prototype NMD interceptor was launched approximately 20 minutes later and 4,300 miles away from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
www.vce.com /missile_defense.html   (5047 words)

 RS-22 (SS-24 "Scalpel") Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
In 1984 Strategic missile forces of the Soviet Union received new RS-22 (also known as RT-23 "Molodets") intercontinental ballistic missile, designated as SS-24 "Scalpel" with NATO forces.
One missile is based on a rail-mobile launcher, while the other variant is an ordinary silo launched missile.
Missile has a launching weight in 100 tons and features 10 individualy guided warheads.
www.enemyforces.com /missiles/rs_22.htm   (203 words)

 Intercontinental ballistic missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Missile Badge is presented to commissioned officers while the Space and Missile Pin is awarded to silo ground and support personnel.
Missiles includes the R-29R, R-29RM/Sineva and Bulava SLBMs (deployed on the single Typhoon SSBN as a testbed for the next generation Borei class submarines being built).
These carry 16 M45 missiles with TN75 warheads, and are scheduled to be upgraded to M51 nuclear missile around 2010.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intercontinental_ballistic_missile   (2158 words)

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The proposal to procure North Korean Nodong ballistic missiles was probably on Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's agenda during her visit to Pyongyang in December 1993.
However, Pakistani missile scientists and engineers are believed to have inspected the Nodong as early as 1992 and were allegedly present during the missile's flight-test from Musudan-ri in May 1993.
As the United States' first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Atlas ICBM was operated from land-based immobile missile silos in the north-central United States.
www.lycos.com /info/intercontinental-ballistic-missile.html   (577 words)

 The Emerging Ballistic Missile Threat
The ballistic missile danger to the U.S., its forces deployed abroad, and allies and friends is real and growing.
Missile assistance by Russian and Chinese entities continues to be significant.
The length of time required to develop a ballistic missile defense system means that the U.S., in consultation with its friends and allies, must make appropriate preparations now if it is to be in a position to respond to such threats as they arise in the future.
www.state.gov /t/ac/rls/fs/2001/4892.htm   (699 words)

 Russia successfully test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The silo-based missile RS-18 blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and precisely hit an assigned target on the Kura testing ground in the Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, the Interfax news agency reported.
The launch, the fifth of its kind since the beginning of this year, is aimed at testing the tactical and technical characteristics of the missile, the type of which has remained on combat duty for 27 years.
The forces' commander, Nikolai Solovtsov, said earlier that 10 ballistic missiles are planned to be test-fired in 2004.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/august2004/110804russiatests.htm   (163 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: India: Missile Chronology
A senior official says that the "missile is in the final stages of development and could be handed over to the Navy soon." Russian scientists have met with DRDO officials during the past several months for technical consultations.
The missile, which is called Surya, is based on a combination of solid motors and liquid-propellant engines and is a variant of India's Agni ballistic missile.
The missile systems will be newly built and experts believe that they will be integrated with India's Akash and Trishul SAM systems to provide a layered defense against aircraft and ballistic missiles.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/India/Missile/1931_2025.html   (9659 words)

 RSM-50 "Volna" (SS-N-18 "Stingray") Submarine Launched Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The RSM-50 is a Soviet third generation intercontinental ballistic missile.
It was the first in the world submarine launched ballistic missile to carry a MIRV warhead with an intercontinental range of fire.
In 1991 Soviet Union operated 60 RSM-50 missiles carried by 5 "Kalmar" class submarines in the North fleet and 144 missiles carried by 9 "Kalmar's" in the Pacific fleet.
www.enemyforces.com /missiles/rsm_50.htm   (160 words)

 Factsheets : LGM-30 Minuteman III : LGM-30 Minuteman III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is an element of the nation's strategic deterrent forces.
Missiles are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables.
Both the missile and basing components incorporated significant advances beyond the relatively slow-reacting, liquid-fueled, remotely-controlled intercontinental ballistic missiles of the previous generation.
www.af.mil /factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=113   (539 words)

 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Iraq increased the range of its missile fleet by reducing the weight of the warhead in one case (the al Hussein missile) and extending the propellant and oxidizer tanks and increasing the burn time in another (the “al Abbas” missile).
The United States built the Atlas missile as a parallel staged rocket because, in the 1950’s, it was the quickest path to developing an ICBM to meet the Soviet challenge.
To control this missile, the thrust vector control system has to produce much greater torque on the airframe than it would for an equivalent mass that is long and thin, as are most missiles.
www.fas.org /nuke/intro/missile/icbm.htm   (4467 words)

 Chinese Defence Today - DF-31 (CSS-9) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The missile was developed as a land-based version of the JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
The DF-31 and its derivations represent significant improvement on the survivability and performance of the Chinese ballistic missile.
The missile is expected to have an accuracy of at least 300m CEP, though it is reported that the silo and TEL-based version have 100 and 150m CEP respectively.
www.sinodefence.com /strategic/missile/df31.asp   (845 words)

 The Cox Report - PRC Missile and Space Forces
The CSS-3 is a two-stage liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile.
For ballistic missiles with low accuracy (for example, "city buster" nuclear weapons as opposed to those designed to hit ICBM silos), the mechanisms for payload separation can be similar to those used on rockets.
For example, the acoustic environment for a solid propellant missile is different than that for a liquid-propellant missile and, therefore, a guidance system from a liquid-propellant space launch vehicle may not function adequately in a solid-propellant ballistic missile.
www.tscm.com /cox4Missiles.htm   (15865 words)

 Russian military successfully test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile - Pravda.Ru
The Russian military on Thursday successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile as part of regular efforts to check the readiness of Soviet-built missiles, a military spokesman said.
The RS-18 Stiletto missile, also known as the SS-19 in the West, blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and its warhead hit a designated target on the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia's Far East, Space Forces spokesman Alexei Kuznetsov said in a statement.
Kuznetsov said the launch was intended to "confirm the missile's technical characteristics and reliability" as part of efforts to extend the lifetime of this type of missiles, reports AP.
english.pravda.ru /news/russia/09-11-2006/85449-military-0   (366 words)

 DF-5 (CSS-4) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile | Strategic Weapons | SinoDefence.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The DF-5 is a three-stage ballistic missile, with a first-stage consisting of four parallel 75t thrust chambers motors and a second-stage consisting of a 75t thrust motor and a swivelling venire motor.
The first missile travelled approximately 9,500km from the launch site to an area bounded by the Gilbert Islands, the Solomons, Fiji, and the New Hebrides, with splash-down occurring at 02:30 GMT, while details of the second fire remain unknown.
The missile was stored in a horizontal position in tunnels under high mountains, and are launched immediately outside the mouth of the tunnel.
www.sinodefence.com /strategic/missile/df5.asp   (1107 words)

 CNN.com - Pentagon: Missile defense test successful - March 16, 2002
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said its sixth test of its missile defense system Friday was a success, meaning it intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile in space about 30 minutes after it was launched.
But in this case, the latest ballistic missile carried three decoy balloons designed to confuse the "exoatmospheric kill vehicle," the device that seeks out the ballistic missile.
The first phase of Friday night's test was the launch of a modified Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:11 p.m.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/03/15/missile.defense.test   (526 words)

 Yorkshire CND - Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile - 12/8/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Russia successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in a test firing yesterday, the Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement.
The RS-18 missile blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and hit a set target in the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East, about 6700 kilometres east of Moscow.
The launch was the fifth this year by the Strategic Missile Forces and a total of 10 launches have been scheduled for 2004, the Interfax news agency reported.
www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/russia_ibm_test.htm   (173 words)

 Wikinfo | Intercontinental ballistic missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBM's are long-range missiles using a ballistic trajectory involving a significant ascent and descent including suborbital and partial orbital trajectories.
An ICBM differs little technically from other ballistic missiles, the IRBM, SRBM or the newly named theatre ballistic missile; all are defined in terms of maximum range.
The low flying, guided cruise missile is an alternative to ballistic missiles.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=ICBM   (236 words)

 USATODAY.com - Interceptor missile fails to launch in defense test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Missile Defense Agency has attempted to conduct the test several times this month, but scrubbed each one for a variety of reasons, including various weather problems and a malfunction on a recovery vessel not directly related to the equipment being tested.
A target missile carrying a mock warhead was successfully launched as scheduled from Kodiak, Alaska, at 12:45 a.m.
The military is in final preparations to activate missile defenses designed to protect against an intercontinental ballistic missile attack from North Korea or elsewhere in eastern Asia.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-12-15-missile-defense_x.htm   (381 words)

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4/15/2004 6:33:09 PM Your confidence in a missile which is essentially identical in form and function to every other ballistic platform on the globe amazes me. The elongated fuel bay and bloated propulsion system must have somehow made it the be-all-end-all.
And some ballistic missiles have shorter burn times during launch than others, minimizing the window for satellite detection.
Of these the 18s have the largest number of heads at 1160 for the total deployment (about 116 missiles currently) but as has been stated elsewhere are older tech and well past their designated lifetime for the actual missiles themselves.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/23-602.aspx   (1597 words)

 The North Korea Missle Threat
This development of long-range missiles capable of delivering chemical, biological, and eventually nuclear warheads is taking place at the same time the secretive Stalinist government in Pyongyang is facing severe economic problems.
The problem of North Korean missiles is made worse by the fact that Pyongyang has become a wholesaler of missiles and related technology and materials.
The official stopped short of saying the missile is "deployed," but he noted that, because of the unusual methods used by the North Koreans for developing their missiles with a few flight tests, the missile has to be considered a threat.
www.afa.org /magazine/jan2000/0100missile.asp   (3271 words)

 Iran Missile Update - 1999
Iran is also developing a 1240-mile missile called Shahab-4, and within five years, according to a recent U.S. Congressional study, Iran might develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with outside help.
The missile exploded in the later stages of its test-flight, leading to the question whether the launch was a complete success.
In addition, Iran "has acquired and is seeking" advanced missile components that could be combined to produce ballistic missiles with a range sufficient to reach the United States.
www.wisconsinproject.org /countries/iran/bm99.html   (1019 words)

 India Missile Update - 2002
The missile, reportedly carrying a one-ton payload, was fired from a mobile launcher at the Interim Test Range (ITR), and marked the first time the missile was fired “in its final operational configuration.” It was only the second time the missile had been tested.
The missile is launched from a canister and its propulsion system consists of a solid fuel booster and a liquid ramjet sustainer.
Thrusters and jet vanes are used to control and turn the missile, and an inertial navigation system guides the missile during the mid-course and terminal phases through an active radar seeker.
www.wisconsinproject.org /countries/india/india-missile-update2002.html   (1497 words)

 SPACE.com -- U.S. Ballistic Missile-Shield Test a Success
EDT -- delayed briefly by Greenpeace protesters -- with a Minuteman 2 intercontinental ballistic missile streaking into the night sky on a fiery plume from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
But opponents of missile defense said the interception was a baby step that should not be construed as proving the maturity of missile-defense technology.
Bush, citing what he calls a growing missile threat from countries like North Korea, Iraq and Iran, is eager to deploy a multilayered shield including missiles launched from ships and lasers fired from modified Boeing 747 aircraft.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/missile_test_update_010715.html   (754 words)

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