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AGM-86 Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM)

Country of Origin: USA


The AGM-86 Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) is a long-range, air-to-ground cruise missile for attacking strategic targets. It has many of the attributes of the earlier Hound Dog cruise missile, but is slower. It also has a longer range and is more accurate.

The ALCM flies at a very low altitude, relying on its small radar signature and surrounding ground clutter to defeat enemy air defenses. A conventional version using Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation was secretly...

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