cruise missile

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cruise missile

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


n.
a winged guided missile designed to fly at low altitudes to avoid radar detection.
[1960–65]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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cruise missile

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cruise missile

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References in periodicals archive ?
BrahMos ALCM (Air Launched Cruise Missile), weighing 2.5 tonnes, is lighter than the land and sea versions of the missile which weigh around 3 tonnes, but is also the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India's Su-30 aircraft.
According to reports, Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) weighs 2.5 ton and is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India's Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons.
Former secretary of defense William Perry, who played a major role in the development of the current AGM-86 air launched cruise missile (ALCM), went so far as to take to the pages of the Washington Post to call for the cancellation of the program and the retirement of nuclear-armed cruise missiles.
The Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad" has a range of 350 km, an army statement said.
3 -- Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad", said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad", said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.
An Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) statement said that the flight test of the locally developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra'ad) was successfully conducted.