Rocket (from Italian. Rocchetta - a small spindle through it. Rakete or Dutch. Raket) - an aircraft moving in space due to the action of reactive thrust, which arises only as a result of the rejection of a part of the machine’s own mass (working fluid) and without using substance from the environment . Since the flight of a rocket does not require the presence of an ambient air or gas environment, it is possible not only in the atmosphere, but also in a vacuum. The word rocket means a wide range of flying devices from festive firecrackers to a space launch vehicle.
In military terminology, the word rocket denotes a class, as a rule, of unmanned aerial vehicles used to destroy remote targets and using the principle of jet propulsion for flight. In connection with the diverse use of missiles in the armed forces, various branches of the armed forces, a wide class of various types of missile weapons has formed.