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Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) That part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.

Used For:

precision guided projectiles

Broader Terms:

explosive ordnance
Iron Fist Active Protection System
M39 Missile system

Narrower Terms:

chemical warheads
cluster warheads
exercise heads
fragmentation warheads
guided missile warheads
nuclear warheads
rocket warheads
shaped charge warheads
torpedo warheads

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