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MIRV

 (mûrv)
n.
1. An offensive ballistic missile system having warheads aimed at independent targets that can be launched by a single booster rocket.
2. One of these warheads.
v. MIRVed, MIRV·ing, MIRVs
v.tr.
To provide with multiple independent warheads.
v.intr.
To equip a military force with a missile system of multiple independent warheads.

[m(ultiple) i(ndependently-targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicles).]

MIRV

(mɜːv)
n acronym for
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle: a missile that has several warheads, each one being directed to different enemy targets
b. any of the warheads

MIRV

(mɜrv)

n.
1. a missile carrying several nuclear warheads, each of which can be directed to a different target.
v.t.
2. to arm or attack with MIRVs.
Also, M.I.R.V.
[1965–70; m(ultiple)i(ndependently targetable)r(eentry)v(ehicle)]
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While India's single-warhead missiles are bigger and cover longer distances, Pakistan has focused its efforts on developing multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), a type of missile carrying several nuclear warheads that can be directed towards different targets.The US Defence Intelligence Agency officially confirmed in March that Pakistan conducted the first test launch of its nuclear-capable Ababeel missile in January 2017, "demonstrating South Asia's first MIRV payload".
The missile is intended to resist missile defenses by using hypersonic warheads, called MIRVs.
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