DMPQ: Enumerate the difference between ballistic and cruise missile.


Ballistic Cruise
Launched directly into the high layers of the earth’s atmosphere A cruise is a guided missile that can destroy a target over long distance with high accuracy.
Follows parabolic path Does not follow parabolic path
It depends on gravity hence called ballistic. Does not depend upon gravity
Classified by coverage Classified by speed
Short range ballistic missile, Medium Range , Intermediate range, Inter Continental Sub sonic

Super sonic

Hyper sonic

AGNI, PRITHVi, DHANUSH Brahmos, Nirbhaya
Can carry multiple warheads Carry generally one warhead
Not highly precise Highly precise


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