Definition/Scope: A missile, which may be a ballistic missile, a cruise missile, or an air-to-surface missile (not including short-range, non-nuclear, direct fire missiles, bombs, or rockets such as Maverick or wire-guided missiles), whose target is within a given theater of operation.
Used For:tactical missiles
Broader Terms:missiles by operational level*
Narrower Terms:cruise missile
Related Terms:theater missile defense