Definition of antiballistic missile in English:

antiballistic missile

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(also ABM)
  • A missile designed for intercepting and destroying a ballistic missile while in flight.

    ‘Vital to this were the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, which in 1972 resulted in an agreement to limit the deployment of strategic offensive missiles and antiballistic missile systems.’
    • ‘Both sides are adamantly opposed to the proposal to construct an antiballistic missile system designed to protect North America by shooting down incoming missiles from ‘rogue states’.’
    • ‘How will they respond to the destruction of their nuclear-attack ballistic missiles by another country's antiballistic missiles?’
    • ‘Contributors had a common assumption - that deployment would be in a national security environment with either a modified antiballistic missile treaty or no antiballistic missile treaty at all.’
    • ‘There was a mania for treaties - on chemical and biological weapons, nuclear proliferation and testing, land mines, antiballistic missiles, climate control.’
    • ‘That is what underlies the linkage between the antiballistic missile treaty and limits on offensive weapons.’
    • ‘That is evidenced by his eagerness to abandon the antiballistic missile treaty.’
    • ‘It bade farewell to the antiballistic missile treaty, while slashing spending on nuclear safety aid for Russia.’
    • ‘Efforts to develop an antiballistic missile system in the late 1960s and early 1970s produced only a modest deployment and were limited by the ABM Treaty of 1972.’
    • ‘They provide a gutsy analysis of the major issues - the antiballistic missile treaty, NATO enlargement, economic costs, human rights, global terrorism, and the European Union, to name just a few.’
    • ‘They earned selection as the digital signal processing system of choice for US Air Force's Airborne Laser antiballistic missile program.’
    • ‘Since the German V-2 campaign against England towards the end of World War II, military planners had been working with scientists and engineers to develop an antiballistic missile strategy.’
    • ‘Zeus was tested as an antiballistic missile and as an antisatellite weapon (both missions envisioned the use of nuclear warheads).’
    • ‘The second - reliance on an undefeatable active defense - would abandon the current strategy of deterrence and adopt a robust national antiballistic missile defense.’
    • ‘Traditionally, it has been the prospect of America putting antiballistic missile weapons into orbit that has most excited the left, both internationally and at home.’
    • ‘He had opposed the Vietnam war, the development of the B - 1 bomber, and the antiballistic missile system.’
    • ‘He said he would not deploy an antiballistic missile system unless it worked.’
    • ‘The militarists believe that airborne early warning systems and antiballistic missiles would be pivotal to preventing or withstanding a nuclear attack.’
    • ‘He also stressed the importance of observing the 1972 antiballistic missile treaty, which, he said, has been the foundation for global security.’
    • ‘The missile reportedly can hit targets beyond a range of 700 kilometers and is invulnerable to antiballistic missile systems because of its speed.’


antiballistic missile

/ˌan(t)ēbəˌlistik ˈmisəl/ /ˌæn(t)ibəˌlɪstɪk ˈmɪsəl/ /ˌanˌtībəˌlistik ˈmisəl/ /ˌænˌtaɪbəˌlɪstɪk ˈmɪsəl/