AGM-86 ALCM Weapon Systems // Nuclear/Biological/Chemical // Nuclear


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 developed...

 

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