In contrast to nuclear and conventional cruise missiles though, conventional medium-range ballistic missile (MRBMs
)/intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) represent a new threat to China.
PLA DF-21 MRBMs
and ASBMs have ranges around 1,500 km; PLA DF-26 IRBMs and ASBMs have ranges around three thousand kilometers.
"The dispersed deployment of these bases and distinctive tactics employed by ballistic missile units are combined with decades of extensive camouflage, concealment and deception practices to maximize the survival of its missile units from pre-emptive strikes and during wartime operations," Beyond Parallel's report said, adding, "Sakkanmol currently houses a unit equipped with SRBMs but could easily accommodate more capable medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs
(2) Comments and acknowledgements coming from its leaders and top technocrats leave no doubt about Turkey's resolve to develop and deploy what could be termed as medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs
)--a classification that covers missiles with ranges between 1,000 and 3,000 km.
The Soviet nuclear investment in Cuba was as follows: medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs
), which had a range of 600-1,000 miles (far enough to reach Washington, DC) were unloaded in Havana in the second and third weeks of September, and six bases were prepped to house them at San Cristobal and Sagua La Grande.
All of China's conventionally armed TBMs are fired from transporter erector launchers, but some of Iran's Shahab 3 MRBMs
launch from fixed sites and others from mobile erector launchers.
It continues to field conventionally armed SRBMs opposite Taiwan and is developing a number of mobile, conventionally armed MRBMs
. Missiles such as the Dong-Feng 21D ASBM are key components of a military modernization program specifically designed to prevent adversary forces' access to regional conflicts.
officials believed Pakistan provided equipment, including gas centrifuges, for the North Korean uranium enrichment program, in return for North Korea's supply of Nodong MRBMs
to Pakistan by 1998.
CIA launched intensive U-2 flights over Cuba in order to get photos of the deployment of Soviet medium range ballistic missiles (MRBMs
It's just as if we suddenly began to put a major number of MRBMs
[medium-range ballistic missiles] in Turkey.
(86) Recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessments have also highlighted evidence of Iran's experimentation and work on nuclear payloads, high explosives development, and the redesign of its medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs
) to house a nuclear warhead.
in Cuba," CIA Memo, Langley, Va., Oct 31, 1962, in McDonald, J.K., editor, The Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Documents.