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What is Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and what are the countries that are have icbms?

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What is Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and what are the countries that are have icbms?
posted Apr 11, 2016 by Ritika Sharma

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An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 mi)1 primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads). Similarly, conventional, chemical and biological weapons can also be delivered with varying effectiveness, but have never been deployed on ICBMs. Most modern designs support Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs), allowing a single missile to carry several warheads, each of which can strike a different target.

List of ICBMs

Minuteman (10,000+ km) (United States) U.S.
R-36M2 (SS-18) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) Russia
UR-100N (SS-19) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) Russia
RT-2PM "Topol" (SS-25) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) Russia
RT-2UTTH "Topol M" (SS-27) (10,000+ km) (Russia) Russia
RS-24 "Yars" (SS-29) (10,000+ km) (Russia) Russia
RS-26 Rubezh(Russia) Russia
Sarmat heavy ICBM (SS-18 R-36M replacement)(Russia) Russia
DF-4 (~5,500-7,000 km) (China) China
DF-31 (10,000+ km) (China) China
DF-5 (10,000+ km) (China) China
DF-41 (10,000+ km) (China) China
Agni-V (5,000 to 8,000 km) (India) India
Jericho 3 (5,000 to 11,500 km) (Israel) Israel

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercontinental_ballistic_missile

answer Apr 12, 2016 by Vrije Mani Upadhyay
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