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- 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
- Air-to-air missile : A guided missile fired by one aircraft at another airborne target, such as an aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle, or cruise missile
- Air-to-surface missile : Launched from an fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, missiles of this category have a wide variety of ranges, sensors, autonomy vs. man-in-the-loop control, warheads, and need for battle damage assessment
- Anti-radiation missile : A guided missile that attacks radar transmitters
- Anti-tank missile : A air-to-surface or surface-to-surface missile, optimized to defeat the most heavily armored tanks by such measures as attacking the thinnest armor, or using dual warheads to defeat reactive armor
- Ballistic missile : A guided missile which, once its engines stop firing, follows a generally parabolic path to its target, defined by momentum, aerodynamic resistance, and gravity
- 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.
- 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
- Medium range ballistic missile : A guided missile, with a range between 600 and 1500 miles, which does not rely on aerodynamic lift to maintain its course.
- Submarine launched ballistic missile : Add brief definition or description
- Surface-to-air missile : A guided missile fired from land or water, to destroy aircraft and possibly missiles; naval versions may have a secondary anti-shipping missile capability
- Surface-to-space missile : Add brief definition or description
- Surface-to-surface missile : A guided missile launched from the land or water surface of the Earth, aimed at a surface target
- Surface-to-underwater missile : A means of launching an antisubmarine torpedo from a surface ship, often by an unguided rocket booster, moving it at greater speed and range than possible for a torpedo in the water, and releasing the guided torpedo over the approximate location of the target
- Underwater-to-underwater missile : A weapon launched by one submarine at another submarine, which has an intermediate part of its path in which it flies through the air rather than the water, or possibly through a steam bubble.
- Antipersonnel cluster submunition : Destructive devices, released by a cluster munition, which are principally designed to injure or kill people; "dual-purpose" submunitions can also penetrate walls and light armor
- Antitank cluster submunition : Individual weapons, released by a cluster munition, which only threaten armored fighting vehicles and will not be detonated by individuals. They may make immediate attacks, or create a temporary antitank minefield
- Cluster munition : A military weapon, fired or dropped from another weapon, that releases smaller submunitions that cause the actual destructive effect
- Explosively forged projectile : Add brief definition or description
- Electronic warfare : A subset of information operations that deals with the use of electromagnetic or kinetic means to degrade an enemy's military electronics systems, to be able to operate one's own electronics in the face of enemy attacks, and to evade those attacks through protection or deception
- Guided bomb : An unpowered, aircraft delivered weapon, which adjusts its course using aerodynamic control surfaces, and is controlled by a human operator or on-board autonomous guidance
- Guided shell : A piece of artillery ammunition that can alter its course after being fired.
- Hit-to-kill : 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.
- Misznay-Schardin effect : Add brief definition or description
- Munroe effect : Add brief definition or description
- Multiple rocket launcher : In modern use, a family of mobile artillery systems, firing unguided rockets intended for area-effect coverage, complementing howitzers for point targets. These systems, however, increasingly use guided rounds.
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Tandem warhead : Add brief definition or description
- Thermobaric warhead : Add brief definition or description
- Unmanned aerial vehicle : Add brief definition or description