MIRV


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AcronymDefinition
MIRVMultiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (aka Multiple Independently Targeted Reentry Vehicle)
MIRVMultiple Independent Reentry Vehicle
MIRVMajor Item Requisition Validation
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In 2002, China successfully tested its first MIRV -- to offset the advantage the US enjoyed with its American National Missile Defence System.
MIRV played a Thrasher Christmas party in the mid-'90s.
missile designers developed the concept of placing multiple warheads on each ICBM giving rise to the term multiple independently-targeted re-entry vehicle or MIRV.
Beijing has had difficulty reducing the size of its warheads, and may find it difficult to build MIRV systems that are light enough for its missiles to carry.
WARHEAD: Eight to 12 MK-5 RV or 14 150-kT MIRV or 7,300-kT MARV
National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China (Cox Committee) concluded in 1999 that, with "aggressive development of a MIRV system," China could deploy "upwards of 1,000 thermonuclear warheads on ICBMs by 2015.
Bandwidth Shindig presents at the Justice League: MIRV and special guests to be announced
The Soviet Union would reduce its total strategic inventory to between 1,800 and 2,000, limited the number of MIRV launchers to 550, and limited it to 150 large missiles.