ICBM


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ICBM

abbr.
intercontinental ballistic missile

ICBM

abbreviation for
(Military) intercontinental ballistic missile: a missile with a range greater than 5500 km

ICBM

or I.C.B.M.,

intercontinental ballistic missile.
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Noun1.ICBM - a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
ballistic missile - a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
Minuteman - a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
Translations

ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr (=intercontinental ballistic missile) → ICBM m, engin m balistique à portée intercontinentale

ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr =intercontinental ballistic missileICBM m inv
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Last year, the regime continued to surprise the world by displaying two new ICBM transporter erector launchers, boasting that its ICBM prowess is reaching the next level.
North Korea built the ICBMs in response to the proximity of US presence, the 'defense' missiles in their South Korea bases.
Mattis' comments came weeks after North Korea tested what it said was a new kind of ICBM capable of reaching the entire U.
Neither his tweets nor his UNGA address have helped deter Kim from carrying out repeated ICBM tests.
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Strategic Command with the capability to launch ICBMs through commands from the Navys E-6B Mercury.
It added that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had overseen the second ICBM test, quoting Kim as saying that the long-range missile demonstrated the country's surprise attack capability and sent a "serious warning" to the United States.
The launch comes less than a month after the North conducted its first ICBM test in defiance of years of efforts led by the United States, South Korea and Japan to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
In typically heated rhetoric, North Korea's Academy of Defence Science said the test of an ICBM - the Hwasong-14 - marked the "final step" in creating a "confident and powerful nuclear state that can strike anywhere on Earth".
But no component has raised more questions than the replacement of the ICBM fleet, which critics have said is no longer crucial to preventing a nuclear war.
Stopping the ICBM program requires careful diplomacy.
The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Systems Directorate, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah reports directly to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico and is responsible for delivering a safe, secure, responsive, on-time and on-target nuclear deterrent force to the warfighter as the nation's nucleus for ICBM development, acquisition, and sustainment.