air-to-air missile


air-to-air missile
missile which is launched from an aircraft and designed to strike other aircraft

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • air-to-air missile — Missile Mis sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air-to-air missile — An air to air missile (AAM) is a guided missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. It is typically powered by one or more rocket motors, usually solid fuelled but sometimes liquid fuelled. Ramjet engines, as… …   Wikipedia

  • air-to-air missile — noun A missile that is fired from an aircraft to typically attack another aircraft. See Also: surface to air missile, air to surface missile, surface to surface missile …   Wiktionary

  • air to air missile — missile that is launched from an aircraft and is intended to strike another airborne …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air-to-air missile — /ɛə tu ˈɛə mɪsaɪl/ (say air tooh air misuyl) noun a missile, usually guided, fired from an aircraft at a target above the ground …   Australian English dictionary

  • air-to-air missile — noun a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another • Hypernyms: ↑missile …   Useful english dictionary

  • air missile complex — aviacijos raketų kompleksas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Funkciškai susijusios aviacijos raketų kovinio naudojimo oro ir antžeminės priemonės. Susideda iš leidimo įtaisų, raketų, leidimo valdymo sistemos, energijos …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • surface-to-air missile — Missile Mis sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface-to-air missile — A surface to air missile (SAM) or ground to air missile (GTAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. It is a type of anti aircraft system.Land based SAMs can be deployed from fixed installations or mobile… …   Wikipedia

  • surface-to-air missile — noun A ground based anti aircraft missile. See Also: air to air missile, air to surface missile, surface to surface missile …   Wiktionary


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