Tactical Tomahawk Begins Final Test Phase
- Start of Tomahawk flights renews controversy in Maine. Hughes, D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p28
Discusses the opposition to the US Navy flying a Tomahawk cruise missile over a new low-level instrument route (IR 850) in Maine. The first use of IR 850 marks the beginning of its role as a Navy training area. Flight route; Opposition.
- Planning time affects Tomahawk accuracy. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/16/1996, Vol. 145 Issue 12, p24
Presents a photograph of a chemical weapons facility in Samarra, Iraq that was destroyed by United States Tomahawk cruise missiles in 1991. The benefits of scene-matching navigation technology; The enlargement of the average circular error probable by GPS guidance.
- First Strike. Ingle, Saul // All Hands;Dec2001, Issue 1016, p32
Features the sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles used by the United States Navy as a part of the war against terrorism in 2001.
- Tomahawk missile excels in first wartime use. Kandebo, S.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/21/1991, Vol. 134 Issue 3, p61
Looks at the successful first combat launch of about 100 US Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles in the Operation Desert Storm attack on Iraq. The Tomahawks were armed with conventional explosives. It was the weapon's first use in combat, and in conjunction with manned air strikes.
- U.S. fires over 25 percent of its conventional land attack Tomahawks in the first week of war. Kandebo, S.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/28/91, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p29
Examines the successful firings of Tomahawk cruise missiles in the Gulf War, with a demonstrated mission success rate exceeding 90 percent. Over 240 of the conventionally armed missiles, or more than one-quarter of the existing inventory, have been fired in the war. Range; Submunitions;...
- Block 3 Tomahawk missile shows upgrades in U.S. Navy test. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/18/91, Vol. 134 Issue 7, p28
Reports that the US Navy has tested Block 3 Tomahawk conventional land attack cruise missiles successfully for the first time. The Navy plans to remanufacture 1,795 existing Tomahawks to the Block 3 configuration.
- TV-equipped Tomahawk conducts damage assessment. Dornheim, Michael A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/25/1994, Vol. 140 Issue 17, p20
Reports on the use of a Tomahawk cruise missile by the US Navy to conduct its own battle assessment by adding a television camera and transmitter. Evaluation of inflight video on Tomahawk missions; Description of Tomahawk mission; Tomahawk test as part of US Army's Desert Capture 2 exercise.
- Cruise missile updates pending. Kandebo, Stanley W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/17/1994, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p56
Reports on the improvements stressed by the designers and users of Tomahawk cruise missiles aimed at increasing its tactical flexibility. Addition of Global Positioning System receivers; Incorporation of an improved Digital Scene-Matching Area Correlator (DSMAC); Reduced weight and volume...
- Tomahawk missions to be planned at sea. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/17/1994, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p58
Reports on the plan for the operation by 1995 of mission planning equipment for Tomahawk cruise missile on board Navy ships. Enhancement of tactical flexibility; Advantages offered by the afloat mission planning system; Examination of the possibility of integrating the launch equipment of the...