multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle

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multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle

A reentry vehicle carried by a delivery system that can place one or more reentry vehicles over each of several separate targets. See also maneuverable reentry vehicle; multiple reentry vehicle; reentry vehicle.
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Currently it is unknown whether this missile carries a single warhead or Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs).
It further added that China is developing countermeasures to missile defense, such as multiple independent re-entry vehicles, or MIRVs, which if deployed in an ICBM makes the missile much harder to intercept.

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