terminal phase


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terminal phase

That portion of the trajectory of a ballistic missile between reentry into the atmosphere or the end of the mid-course phase and impact or arrival in the vicinity of the target. See also boost phase; midcourse phase; reentry phase.
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She declared that alongside potentially curative treatment, palliative care needs to be provided and adapted to the increased physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients, their families and caregivers as the disease progresses into the terminal phase.
The THAAD system is designed to detect and intercept incoming ballistic missiles during their final or terminal phase of flight.
After release, the missile falls freely for 100-150 metres, then moving into a cruise phase at 14,000 metres and finally the terminal phase at 15 metres.
THAAD interceptors have a range of about 200 kilometers and use "hit-to-kill"technology to destroy missiles in their terminal phase of flight.
The THAAD system is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach.
THAAD is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of flight 6 that is, as the ballistic missile is re-entering the atmosphere to strike its target.
Shoots down short and medium-range ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of their flight
Seoul and Washington decided last year to deploy a THAAD battery in South Korea, which is designed to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles at a higher altitude in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill method.
THAAD is capable of intercepting ballistic missiles earlier in the terminal phase at higher altitudes than PAC-3 systems.
Supporters were also concerned about a patient's right to dignity and control over their death, particularly in the terminal phase of their illness.
The commercial terminal phase two will be defined later.
He [Khalifeh] looked at the file and automatically said that my mother is in her terminal phase, and that I am coming to him too late.