MIRV


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MIRV

 (mûrv)
n.
1. An offensive ballistic missile system having warheads aimed at independent targets that can be launched by a single booster rocket.
2. One of these warheads.
v. MIRVed, MIRV·ing, MIRVs
v.tr.
To provide with multiple independent warheads.
v.intr.
To equip a military force with a missile system of multiple independent warheads.

[m(ultiple) i(ndependently-targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicles).]

MIRV

(mɜːv)
n acronym for
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle: a missile that has several warheads, each one being directed to different enemy targets
b. any of the warheads

MIRV

(mɜrv)

n.
1. a missile carrying several nuclear warheads, each of which can be directed to a different target.
v.t.
2. to arm or attack with MIRVs.
Also, M.I.R.V.
[1965–70; m(ultiple)i(ndependently targetable)r(eentry)v(ehicle)]
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Even before US officials told reporters Monday that there had been no Iranian launch last week, missile analysts were expressing doubt that Iran had mastered MIRV technology.
Schilling, "All You Ever Wanted to Know About MIRV and ICBM Calculations but Were Not Cleared to Ask," The Journal of Conflict Resolution 17, no.
Yet China's move could propel India to move farther and faster with its arsenal, partly out of fear of China and partly out of fear that its adversary, Pakistan, might obtain the MIRV technology from China, Pakistan's ally.
The technology reportedly reached China's state-run Great Wall Industries through Hong Kong based Asiasat, which has been dealing in expendable perigee kick motors--the critical component in MIRV development.
The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM, developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (since 1998), carries up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).
Another is the DF-41, a more sophisticated type of ICBM carrying MIRV that can attack multiple targets simultaneously.
It is believed it can carry a single 750kg nuclear warhead or 2-3 low-yield MIRV warheads (which are carried in one pod but separate after being fired before re-entering Earth's atmosphere).
It is believed that it can carry a single 750kg nuclear warhead or 2-3 low-yield MIRV warheads (which are carried in one pod, but separate after being fired before re-entering Earth's atmosphere).
Provided that Iran does not receive significant foreign assistance, MIRV technology will likely remain beyond its reach.
The Indian MIRV could also kick up a storm on whether it is against the principle of " nuclear restraint" that guides the country's nuclear doctrine.
Schilling, "All You Ever Wanted to Know About MIRV and ICBM Calculations But Were Not Cleared to Ask," Journal of Conflict Resolution 17:2 (June 1973); Albert Wohlstetter, "Racing Forward?
000 cabezas nucleares) y START II (prohibicion de las cabezas MIRV dirigidas contra objetivos multiples).