Quiz on Missile Types Used in the Military
Posted on: August 23, 2019.

Agni VI, India’s flagship missile, can hit a target up to 12,000 kilometers away!
‘Lock-on’, with our “Quiz on Missile Types Used in the Military”.

A missile is a rocket-propelled weapon designed to deliver __________ warhead with __________ accuracy at high speed.





__________ is the common name for an unguided military missile—or any launch vehicle—used to sound the upper atmosphere or place a satellite in space.





While a __________ missile—typically short-range, used in the immediate battle area—travels at subsonic speeds, a strategic missile is typically of the __________ type, rocket-powered in the initial “boost phase” of flight but follows an arcing trajectory to decimate its target, travelling at supersonic speeds!





Electronic infrared sensors on heat-seeking missiles that “lock-on” to the target’s exhaust heat, radiation sensors on anti-radiation missiles, and television cameras on an optically-homing missile that lock-on to the image of the target captured by the cameras, all relate to a missile’s __________ system.





Correctly match the Indian Missile Names on the left with their Type Specification on the right.
1. Prithvi II and III a. Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) ;
Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM)
2. Agni I ; Agni II, III, IV b. Cruise Missile
3. Brahmos, Nirbhay c. Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM)
4. Barak I and VIII d. Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
5. Agni V and VI e. Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)
6. “Kalam Series”: K4
and K15 (Sagarika)
f. Ship-launched ; Anti-aircraft, Anti-ship, Anti-UAV
Indian-Israeli missiles





The five types of tactical guided missiles—air-to-air, air-to-surface, surface-to-air, anti-ship, and anti-tank, or assault—are classified based on the location of the __________ and __________.





The four types of strategic ballistic missiles—short-range, medium-range, intermediate-range, and inter-continental ballistic missiles (SRBMs, MRBMs, IRBMs, and ICBMs)—are categorized based on __________.





Correct match the Missile Types on the left with the Launch Modes on the right.
1. “Hot-launched” Ballistic Missiles a. Launched from platforms mounted on railroad cars or wheeled trailers
2. Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles b. “Cold-launched” from submarine canisters using compressed gas, before the rocket-engines ignite
3. Medium-Range and Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles c. Silos—reinforced canisters sunk into the ground
4. Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles d. Launched directly from their canisters





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