As the missile closes on its target the warhead explodes before the missile strikes the airplane.
“Many of my South Korean colleagues argue they can put a warhead on a missile and may have done so already,” Bennett says.
In this way the missile does not need pinpoint accuracy: widely spread supersonic shrapnel from the warhead is deadly.
Those teams would try to dispose of the stocks of chemical agent before they were poured into a warhead or artillery shell.
That about a kilo is at issue in Moldova makes talk of a warhead far off, but it is hardly harmless.
"warhead due in less than four minutes," he called into his mike.
Its irregularity weighed against its containing the warhead.
"Going to be close but we'll make it," Crag said, thinking of the warhead.
Had the enemy camouflaged the warhead so that it looked like a section of the missile's skin?
But they would have to hurry if they were to get all their supplies and gear moved from Bandit before the warhead struck.