Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles

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Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles, or MIRV, are a collection of nuclear weapons carried, usually ten or twelve at a time, on a single ballistic missile, allowing a single launched missile to strike a handful of targets, and allowing a few missiles to strike several targets redundantly.

See Polaris missile, Poseidon missile, Trident missile.