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Missile Interceptor: The 'shielding' power


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In present-day world, when the potency of missiles as destructive weapons has increased manifold, defending a nation from such threats has become the prime focus.


With an objective to counter incoming ballistic missiles carrying nuclear, chemical, biological or conventional warheads, some countries today have developed the capability to deploy ballistic missile defence shields, also known as missile interceptors.


Such weapons, called anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems, are used to shield a nation from missile attacks.


The ABMs intercept and destroy approaching ballistic missiles even before they could reach their intended target. The missiles can be intercepted near the launch point (boost phase), during flight through space (mid-course phase), or during atmospheric descent (terminal phase).


Efforts have been made to develop two ABMs so far – short-range and long-range.


The main target of a long-range ABM is to track and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). However, not much success has been achieved yet in developing long-range ABMs that can defeat ICBMs.





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