Terminal Phase Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) That portion of the flight of a ballistic missile that begins when the warhead or payload reenters the atmosphere and ends when the warhead or payload detonates, releases its submunitions, or impacts.
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Term Classification: operations
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