Y CRUISE MISSILES
BRIEFING: 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 (SOAD) capability. It fills
an operational need within U.S. and allied armed forces for
a surgical strike capability against high-value, fixed or relo-catable land targets and ships at sea or in port, at standoff
ranges greater than 150 nautical miles. It features an adaptive
terrain-following, passive Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker, precise aimpoint control through a man-in-the-loop data link
and improved penetration warhead. For precision guidance,
SLAM-ER uses an inertial navigation system (INS) integrated
with a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver/processor for
midcourse guidance, and the Maverick infrared seeker with an
advanced weapon data link for terminal aimpoint refinement
and target identification.
SLAM-ER was the first weapon to field Automatic Target
Acquisition, a breakthrough that uses the Boeing proprietary
general pattern-matching algorithm to match a reference
photographic image of the target with the IIR seeker’s image
of the target. A moving land target capability for SLAM-ER
was developed and fielded in 2009. This allows the pilot to
engage high-value moving land and surface ship targets at
SOAD ranges by using third-party target updates from targeting platforms such as the Joint Surveillance Target Attack
Radar System or Littoral Surveillance Radar System. The
third-party targeting data is transmitted to the F/A- 18 aircraft
via Link 16 and automatically retransmitted to the SLAM-ER
via the AWW- 13 data-link pod. SLAM-ER’s integration with
the F/A- 18 increases the combat radius and strike effectiveness of the Hornet.
SLAM-ER can be launched by F/A-18s and P-3Cs. Its first
allied application was for the F-15K in the Republic of Korea.
More than 500 SLAM missiles have been retrofitted with the
LENGTH: ................ 14.3feet
DIAMETER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; missile;body,; 13. 5;inches
WINGSPAN: . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; 7. 2;feet;with;planar;wings
WEIGHT: ................ 1,463pounds
RANGE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; more;than; 150;nautical;miles
PROPULSION: . . . . . . . . . . . ; Teledyne;turbojet;(660;pounds;thrust);
WARHEAD: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; 500-pound-class;reactive;titanium;penetrator
CONTRACTOR: . . . . . . . . . . ; Boeing;Integrated;Defense;Systems;
AGM- 84 HARPOON
BRIEFING: The AGM-84D Harpoon, an autonomous, all-weather, over-the-horizon anti-ship missile, uses midcourse
guidance with a radar seeker to attack surface ships. Its low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory, active radar guidance
and warhead design ensure high survivability and effectiveness.
The Harpoon is deployed onboard U.S. Navy surface combatants
(cruisers, destroyers, littoral combat ships) as well as on F- 18,
F/A-18E/F, P- 3 and P- 8 aircraft.
In 1998, the RGM-84L Harpoon Block II was introduced
as an upgrade, which incorporates the inertial measuring unit
from the Joint Direct-Attack Munition. Harpoon Block II is
capable of executing anti-ship missions by using GPS-aided
inertial navigation. The Block II improvements maintain
Harpoon’s high-hit probability even against ships very close
to land or neutral shipping. It is deployable from all current
Harpoon missile system platforms with existing command-and-launch equipment or the new Advanced Harpoon Weapon
Control System. The Block II version was not adopted by the
U.S. Navy, but has been integrated on foreign F- 16 and F- 15
aircraft, as well as international surface combatants.
The latest upgrade is the RGM-84N Harpoon Block II+, which
includes a new GPS guidance kit, improved weapon reliability and
survivability, and a new data-link interface that enables in-flight
updates and improved target selectivity. Fleet introduction is
planned on the F/A-18E/F in 2017 followed by the P-8A in 2019.
DIAME TER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13. 5 inches
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; 1,523;pounds;(with;booster)
RANGE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; 67;nautical;miles
PROPULSION: . . . . . . . . . . . ; Teledyne;turbojet;(660;pounds;thrust);and;solid-
WARHEAD: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; 488-pound;penetration;high-explosive;blast
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . ; Boeing;Co.
AGM-158C LONG RANGE ANTI-SHIP
BRIEFING: The LRASM is a defined near-term solution for the
Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASu W) air-launch capability
gap that will provide flexible, long-range, advanced anti-surface
capability against high-threat maritime targets. The weapon
reduces dependency on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms, network links and GPS navigation in electronic
warfare environments. Semi-autonomous guidance algorithms
will allow it to use less-precise target cueing data to pinpoint
specific targets in the contested domain.
The LRASM Deployment Office is developing the Lockheed
Martin-built LRASM as the OASu W Increment 1 solution. The
LRASM is based on the AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Strike
Missile-Extended Range cruise missile. Integration onto the
F/A-18E/F began in 2015. Early operational capability for the
LRASM is slated for 2018 on the U.S. Air Force B- 1 and 2019 on
the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F.
SHORT-RANGE TACTICAL MISSILES
AGM- 65 MAVERICK
BRIEFING: The AGM- 65 Maverick is an air-to-surface tactical
missile designed for close-air support, interdiction and defense
suppression. It is effective against a wide range of tactical targets including armor, air defense, ships, ground transportation
and fuel storage facilities. Mavericks can be launched with a
lock-on-before-launch day-or-night capability and hit targets
at a range greater than 14. 6 nautical miles.