The Inner Workings of Deadly Guided Missiles

Modern guided missiles can accurately hit targets more than 6,000 miles (9,650 km) away.

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Guided missiles are intelligent and deadly systems that change their direction in the air according to where their targets are. The real question surrounding these advanced devices is how do they work? What kind of advanced engineering does it take to build a guided missile?

These powerful weapons were first developed by Germany during World War II. The initial versions were highly efficient at destroying targets in general but their automatic guidance system lacked the accuracy and precision needed to hit exactly where intended. 

After much research and development, we now have modern guided missiles that can be armed with a range of warheads and accurately hit targets more than 6,000 miles (9,650 km) away. Today's systems can even carry nuclear warheads to targets across the globe.

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How do they work? They consist of several key components (the engine, warhead, flight control system, and guidance system), each with its own unique and important role. By far, however, the most crucial component is the guidance system. 

Have we piqued your curisoisty yet? Do you want to know more about the inner workings of guided missiles? Want to find out about the crucial guidance system and why it is so important? Then, do not miss this video.

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