The book builds the case that China is investing in its cruise missile
program as a key component of an antiaccess/area denial capability against the United States.
Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM is a stealthy, precision-guided cruise missile
Produced at the company's award-winning manufacturing facility in Alabama, more than 1,700 JASSM cruise missiles
have been delivered.
The Air Launched Cruise Missile
(ALCM) "Ra'ad" has a range of 350 km, an army statement said.
The test-firings of the deceptive missile drone, home-made torpedo and coast-to-sea cruise missiles
were done as part of the massive military exercises conducted by Iran from Dec 25-31.
Since cruise missile
engines or motors do not produce prominent infrared signatures on launch, they are not believed to be detectable by existing space-warning systems, reducing their vulnerability to post-launch counterforce attacks.
BrahMos, one of the fastest cruise missiles
in the world and can be launched from ships, aircrafts and submarines.
The US has four destroyers, each equipped with cruise missiles
, in the Mediterranean.
MEADS would be attractive if it could offer a significant improvement in cruise missile
defense in conjunction with the JLENS effort," Zaloga said.
Farahi referred to various Iranian cruise missiles
, saying the country has built different missiles so far including Nasr (Victory), Zafar (Triumph), Nour (Light), Ghadir and Qader (Mighty).
The army said: "It also incorporates the most modern cruise missile
technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), which enhances its precision and effectiveness manifolds.
Shin did not give the name of the new cruise missile
, apparently for an intelligence matter, but South Korea has started manufacturing the surface-to-surface Hyunmu-3C with a range of up to 1,500 km since 2010.