What is a missile, how much power?

After Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, visited Taiwan, China, which was irritated, is now carrying out military exercises in the border area of ​​Taiwan. During the exercise, China also fired a ballistic missile on Thursday. China launched this missile into the sea during a military exercise.

The military exercise conducted by China on Thursday is said to be the biggest ever. Chinese television CCTV has reported that the Chinese army has been practicing ‘live fire’ in the maritime area of ​​Taiwan before this. On Thursday morning, China conducted military exercises affecting Taiwan’s air and sea routes.

What are the missiles used in war? What is the power of which? Information prepared with the help of news agencies:

Missiles vary in type, launch, range, fuel, combat maneuvers and guidance systems.

Missiles are usually cruise and ballistic. Similarly, depending on the launch, they are ground-to-ground, ground-to-sky, coastal-to-sea, sky-to-sky, sky-to-ground, sea-to-sea, sea-to-ground and anti-tank missiles.

The cruise missile has a speed of 500 MPH (miles per hour), the F-35 fighter has a speed of 1,200 MPH and a hypersonic missile has a speed of 3,800 to 7,600 MPH. According to the BBC, the speed of the intercontinental ballistic missile is 15,000 MPH.

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

These are also of different types in terms of attack distance. There are short range, middle range, intermediate range ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles. In terms of propulsion (driving power), there are solid, liquid, hybrid, cryogenic and others.

In terms of warheads, these missiles are old and strategically built. Similarly, in terms of their control, the Brahmos Company of India has stated that they will be hit by instructions from wires, commands, lasers, GPS points and other methods.

A ballistic missile is set on a target and hits it. Once the fuel is used, the missile will reach the set place.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, a ballistic missile has a ballistic trajectory, that is, once the fuel that propels the missile is burned, the missile continues to move. It is like going after a bullet is fired from a gun. It will be struck only after determining beforehand from which place it will be struck. A cruise missile is automatic if a ballistic missile can go up and down or any other way to kill. It can kill by flying straight at low altitude.

There are ground-to-ground missiles based on launch. They are launched at a predetermined location. Such missiles are fired by hand, vehicle, from a fixed location. It is launched from a steady state. For example, from a stopped vehicle, etc.

Ground-to-air missiles are used to attack airplanes, helicopters, and ballistic missiles. Such missiles are used in air defense systems such as S-400.

Land-to-sea missiles target ships or other objects, while air-to-air missiles usually attack planes/jets. The speed of such missiles is 4 mach (about 5 thousand kilometers per hour).

Missiles that can hit the ground from the sky are used especially during military attacks on the ground. They are usually killed by laser, infrared or knowing the target’s GPS point.

Antitank missiles are often used to destroy military equipment, equipment, or a loaded military vehicle. It can be launched from a plane, helicopter, tank or any launcher.

In the same way, conventional warhead missiles are killed by filling with high-energy explosives, while strategic warhead missiles use radioactive substances, the damage of which continues for years.

Missile technology has sections like guidance system, targeting system, flight system, engine and warhead. A guided system guides the missile to the target; In this, the help of laser or radio webs is taken. The targeting system takes the location of the object that can be killed, measures the distance, and takes the data of the time it takes. The flight system plays a role in reducing any errors by determining the flight of the missile by taking the data from the targeting and guidance system to kill the target.

The engine system is the fuel required for the missile. It uses rocket and jet engines. Rocket engines are used in anti-ballistics, while jet engines are used in cruise missiles. The warhead is the explosive carried by the missile.

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