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cruise missile

Definition/Scope: Guided missile, the major portion of whose flight path to its target is conducted at approximately constant velocity; depends on the dynamic reaction of air for lift and upon propulsion forces to balance drag.

Used For:

tactical cruise missile
TCM (tactical cruise missile)



Broader Terms:

guided missile
Theater Air Missile Defense
theater missile

Narrower Terms:

air launched cruise missile
antiship cruise missile
gound launched cuise mssile
sea-launched cruise missile
SS-N-22 Sunburn
surface launched cruise missile
Tomahawk missile
Triton missile

Related Terms:

antiship missile

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