nuclear warhead

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Noun1.nuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bombnuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
payload, warhead, load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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North Korea has long boasted of making strides in acquiring a "nuclear deterrent", but there had been general skepticism that it could master the step of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead to mount on a ballistic missile.
Seoul: North Korea has yet to develop a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile, a senior US official said on Wednesday, contradicting a recent US military intelligence report.
There was "moderate" confidence that Pyongyang had developed the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) warned in a declassified section of its report.
It anticipated 1,000 American casualties per day--which in retrospect was a gross understatement had the Soviets used their two and 14-kiloton nuclear warheads to repel the invasion.
Pakistan has tested three missiles since neighbouring India launched a rocket capable of delivering nuclear warheads as far as Beijing and Eastern Europe last month.
The test came barely a week after India tested its 5,000-km range missile, an Agni 5, a long-range ballistic missile, also capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that can reach deep inside China and East Europe.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano expressed concern that Iran may have been trying to develop a nuclear warhead in his first report to the watchdog's board of governors on Thursday.
It's not known with certainty how many each country has, but both countries possess missiles capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
All are decoys except for one nuclear warhead capable of catastrophic devastation.
If that's what you want I've got a nuclear warhead under the stairs".
The flames lick at a cruise missile, heating up critical electronic components in the missile's nuclear warhead.
The next went off-course and plunged into deep water, from which its nuclear warhead was never recovered.

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