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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Ballistic missile defense.
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  • Ballistic missile [r]: A guided missile which, once its engines stop firing, follows a generally parabolic path to its target, defined by momentum, aerodynamic resistance, and gravity [e]


  • Hit-to-kill [r]: The infliction of damage by a weapon, which does not depend on other than mechanical energy transfer. At the low end, it can be as simple as a bullet hitting a nonmoving target, and at the high end, it can include the immense energies of a collision between an incoming ballistic missile and an intercept vehicle. It is a subset of kinetic kill, which includes explosives and other physically destructive "hard kill" mechanisms. [e]
  • Missile Defense Agency [r]: Add brief definition or description


Exoatmospheric kill

Endoatmospheric kill

Boost phase

Terminal phase

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