cruise missile


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cruise missile

n.
A winged, nonballistic guided missile designed to fly at low altitude along a preprogrammed course to its target.

cruise missile

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an air-breathing low-flying subsonic missile that is continuously powered and guided throughout its flight and carries a warhead

cruise′ miss`ile


n.
a winged guided missile designed to fly at low altitudes to avoid radar detection.
[1960–65]

cruise missile

Guided missile, the major portion of whose flight path to its target is conducted at approximately constant velocity; depends on the dynamic reaction of air for lift and upon propulsion forces to balance drag.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cruise missile - an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
Translations

cruise missile

cruise missile

nmissile m cruise inv
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Putin said in a state-of-thenation speech that the highspeed cruise missile, tested last autumn, has an unlimited range and is capable of penetrating any missile defence.
But, nuclear tipped naval cruise missile is not end of the ladder in second strike capability rather it is start of the ladder.
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan 3 ( ANI ): The Pakistan Navy on Wednesday demonstrated its ability to respond to any aggression by conducting a test fire of a cruise missile from its newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Himmat, off Karachi in the North Arabian Sea.
New Delhi: In a major milestone, the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was on Wednesday successfully test fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet, significantly bolstering the country's aerial prowess.
Moscow, SANA- Russian Navy warships and a submarine in Mediterranean Sea launched six Kalibr cruise missiles against positions of ISIS terrorist organization in the eastern countryside of Hama.
The news came two days after Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yori Borisov announced Monday that Moscow's navy would be equipping its Project 949A Oscar II-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarines with 3M-54 Kalibr cruise missiles, (http://thediplomat.
The advent of cruise missile took place with the German V-1, also known as the buzz bomb, which the Germans used against the French forces in the Second World War.
The book builds the case that China is investing in its cruise missile program as a key component of an antiaccess/area denial capability against the United States.
The Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad" has a range of 350 km, an army statement said.
Since cruise missile engines or motors do not produce prominent infrared signatures on launch, they are not believed to be detectable by existing space-warning systems, reducing their vulnerability to post-launch counterforce attacks.
The range of a ground-launched cruise missile is "the maximum distance which can be covered by the missile in its standard design mode flying until fuel exhaustion, determined by projecting its flight path onto the earth's sphere from the point of launch to the point of impact.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 29, 2014-Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts cruise missile during US military exercise

Full browser ?