brilliant pebble

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Noun1.brilliant pebble - a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
heat-seeking missile - a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
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The Brilliant Pebble concept was welcomed by the first George Bush administration, with then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney calling it the administration's "number one project.
The initial procurement costs would be at least 17 times that of brilliant pebbles, but it would not require placing objects into space and the drones would be recoverable.
The veteran trainer sent out the brilliant Pebbles (1984) and Sayyedati (1993) to land the 1000 Guineas but I'm not convinced Rizeena's the one for Sunday.
Brilliant Pebbles (discussed below) with hit-to-kill components has exceptional merit for the boost phase as well as for midcourse.
The Newmarket handler is no stranger to handling top-class fillies, with the likes of Sayyedati, User Friendly and the brilliant Pebbles among those to have passed through his hands down the years.
Clive Brittain knows a thing or two about training top-class fillies, with the brilliant Pebbles, Sayyedati and Crimplene among those to have passed through his hands down the years, and he has made no secret of the regard in which he holds his latest star juvenile.
Space Warfare and Defense covers a range of topics, from Project Corona to the Brilliant Pebbles Program to a listing of the most recent published literature on the military use of space.
And so on through the 1970s, the Reagan and Bush years, Star Wars, and Brilliant Pebbles, the space-based, kinetic-energy weapons program.
Brittain will target the Champion Stakes, which he won with the brilliant Pebbles, and Breeders' Cup Distaff, run on dirt, if Crimplene handles the step up in distance well.
A constellation of small, autonomous, kinetic-energy interceptors, Brilliant Pebbles would detect and destroy ballistic missiles in their boost, postboost, and early midcourse phases of flight.
To overcome these problems, the SDI Organization (SDIO) replaced SBI with Brilliant Pebbles (BP).