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- adjective of a missile
firedfrom a an aircraftin flightto a ship
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The country's present arsenal of air-to-ship missiles is subsonic and can be shot down.
Anti-ship ballistic missiles are only one part of an arsenal (including air-to-ship missiles, ship-to-ship missiles, and submarines) intended to make the USN nervous about using its carriers anywhere near Taiwan, and consequently to make the US political leadership nervous about intervening.