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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The Zolfaqar also claims advanced guidance technology as well MIRV (a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle) capabilities, allowing for multiple warheads to strike different targets.
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But even at the height of science advisors' influence, weapons scientists had created the hydrogen bomb, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMS), and multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVS), not to mention thousands of nuclear warheads.

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