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- Navigation : Techniques for determining one's own position, a feasible course to be taken to a desired new position, and journeying on that course
- Accelerometer : Most commonly, a sensor used to measure acceleration in one reference axis; also an aircraft instrument that reports the instantaneous acceleration in the flight path
- Gyroscope : Add brief definition or description
- Precision-guided munition : A powered or unpowered weapon that adjusts its flight path to hit a specific target, with a circular error probability in the low number of meters, often less than the radius of destruction
- Go-onto-location-in-space : A weapons guidance paradigm in which the weapon guides itself to a specific set of geographic coordinates and activates its warhead, rather than sensing and tracking a target
- Intercontinental ballistic missile : A ballistic missile, carrying one or more warheads, with a range in excess of 5500 kilometers; the definition traditionally referred to land-based weapons, but some submarine-launched ballistic missiles have this capability
- Submarine-launched ballistic missile : A ballistic missile launched from a normally submerged submarine, which has multiple engineering challenges, chief among them being computing a correct ballistic trajectory from a varying point of launch (POL)
- Joint Direct Attack Munition : An add-on guidance kit that converts a standard Mark 8x "dumb bomb", or ballistic equivalent, into a precision-guided munition, using inertial navigation enhanced with GPS satellite navigation
- Midcourse : That part of the journey of an unmanned vehicle, or a manned vehicle on autopilot, between launch/takeoff/boost phase and final approach/terminal guidance
- Cruise missile : A guided missile that uses aerodynamic forces, as well as active jet or rocket propulsion, to stay airborne and to adjust its course.
- AGM-84 Harpoon : A U.S. developed anti-shipping missile that can be launched from aircraft, ships and submarines
- AGM-84 SLAM : An air-launched land-attack missile derived from the AGM-84 Harpoon, an anti-shipping missile
- AGM-86 ALCM : A long-range cruise missile that can be delivered anywhere in the world from U.S. bases, employing blast or precision penetrating warheads
- AIM-120 AMRAAM : A high-performance. beyond-visual-range, air-to-air missile with inertial midcourse guidance and active radar terminal guidane, developed by the U.S. and used on the aircraft of a number of countries, as well as in surface-to-air missile variants
- Otomat (missile) : Made by MBDA, an over-the-horizon, ship-launched missile for hitting ship and land targets
- Vympel R-27 (missile) : Russian air-to-air missile in continued development, principally a medium- to long-range beyond-visual-range weapon
- A-10 Thunderbolt II : A heavily armed close air support and ground attack aircraft, which can loiter over a battlefield and then hit targets with great accuracy, while retaining high survivability against ground fire.
- B-52 Superfortress (bomber) : United States Air Force heavy bomber, first version flown in 1952, entered service in 1961, expected to stay operational until at least 2030
- MC-130 COMBAT SHADOW : A long-range U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft intended to refuel special operations helicopters, and carry out other clandestine functions such as leaflet drops
- Inertial propulsion : The technological concept of a an engine that moves a spacecraft without using any external body to push from, and without jettisoning any of its parts. .