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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Like the Multiple Independently Targeted Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) in the military arena, the Chinese have nearly perfected a Multiple Independent and Contradicting Policy Manoeuvers (MIPMs) in diplomacy and international politics.
and other militaries' ballistic missile defense systems,'' including maneuvering re-entry vehicles, multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicles, decoys, chaff and jamming, it stated.
Developments in miniaturisation enabled each re-entry vehicle to become powered, and self-guided so giving rise to 'Multiple Independently Targeted Re-entry Vehicles' (MIRVS).

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