January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p84
The article presents information on the air launched weapons available to the U.S. Navy. The AGM-84K Standoff Land-Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), a retrofit upgrade to the baseline SLAM missile system, provides the Navy with a precise standoff-outside-area-defense capability. The AGM-84D Harpoon is an autonomous, allweather, over-the-horizon antiship missile that uses midcourse guidance with a radar seeker to attack surface ships. Its lowlevel, sea-skimming cruise trajectory, active radar guidance and warhead design assure high survivability and effectiveness.


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