re-entry vehicle


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re-entry vehicle

n
(Military) the portion of a ballistic missile that carries a nuclear warhead and re-enters the earth's atmosphere
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Testing against a capable, threat-representative re-entry vehicle helps ensure the ballistic missile defense system is ready to detect and destroy enemy missiles.
The missile is believed to have the capability to deliver both nuclear and conventional payloads and could also be designed to deliver a maneuverable re-entry vehicle instead of an HGV.
Pakistan's defensive strategy, he said, has had an effective counterterrorism mechanism, developing low-yield weapons, sea-based deterrent, achieving multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle capability, and long-range ballistic missiles.
Iran also on Friday unveiled a new home-made long-range ballistic missile system named 'Khorramshahr' which carries multiple warheads, known as Multiple Independently Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV).
At the experimental space site Plesetsk a combat crew of the Yoshkar-Ola missile unit carried out a test launch of the solid propellant mobile-based intercontinental missile (ICBM) RS-24 Yars with a multiple re-entry vehicle.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.
North Korea also said it simulated test of a re-entry vehicle aimed at return a nuclear warhead into the atmosphere from space so it could hit its intended target.
Shourya Re-entry vehicle has three options (i) Mark-4 RV, (ii) Mark-5 RV and (iii) Mark-6 RV both of these re-entry vehicles carry different warheads, Mark-4 carries lighter warhead of 17kt while Mark-5 and 6 carries heavier warhead in between 50-200kt.
The 445 graphite cylinders found aboard a cargo ship in South Korea's Busan port could be used for rocket nozzles and re-entry vehicle nose tips, the report said.
I am currently working on mission and guidance (systems) of the multiple independent re-entry vehicle," the scientist said, referring to proposed new technology to deliver multiple warheads with a single missile.
Developing the technology for a multiple target, re-entry vehicle was the major contribution of Dr Thomas' team to the success of the long-range missile which has boosted India's defence capabilities vis-Ea-vis several major countries.
The successful launch to orbit from Cape Canaveral on 22 April of the US Air Force's X-37B marked the flight debut of the US military's first-ever spaceplane - and the USA's first reusable re-entry vehicle since the Space Shuttle.