thermonuclear warhead

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Noun1.thermonuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bombthermonuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
payload, warhead, load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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Sputnik added that danger of the Poseidon is that it can also be fitted with a thermonuclear warhead. Foreign sources said that the new torpedo is capable of producing a devastating radioactive tsunami.
Following an unusually provocative 2017 in which his engineers tested a purported thermonuclear warhead and three long-range missiles theoretically capable of striking mainland U.S.
Wright concluded, according the New York Times, that "the distance traveled, while impressive, does not necessarily translate into a working intercontinental ballistic missile that could deliver a thermonuclear warhead." That's something of a non-threat threat lurking in a hypothetical future.
The central story of the book--and there are many intertwined stories--is the September 1980 incident at Launch Complex 374-7 near Damascus, Arkansas, when its Titan II missile blew up and tossed debris around the area and the W53 thermonuclear warhead into a local ditch.
Pop quiz: What, for a red-blooded tech enthusiast, could possibly be more exciting than getting his hands on the latest 99G-Android32.2-11-Peta-Hz powered smartphone PMP thermonuclear warhead - apart from brand-new episodes of Takeshi's Castle on Pogo, of course?
Before Deng launched his "four modernizations," China had acquired global military reach by testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-5, with a range of 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles), and developing a thermonuclear warhead.
The North rather expressed confidence about its nuclear force, which leader Kim Jong Un declared as complete in November after a slew of weapons tests that included the underground detonation of a purported thermonuclear warhead and flight tests of three intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Although it is not known for certain that North Korea can build a miniaturised thermonuclear warhead that can fit on a missile, Acton said, "I believe we have to assume it can."
A 50-megaton thermonuclear warhead exploded at 2,000 feet would level Philadelphia and everything around it for dozens of miles, blinding everyone from Boston to Washington, D.C., who saw the explosion," Baylor says.