The B-52 relies entirely on the AGM-86 ALCM
in the nuclear role, whereas the B-2 currently relies on penetrating enemy airspace to drop unguided B61 nuclear bombs.
, which will age out in the next decade, must be replaced on schedule by the follow-on LRSO.
However, the B-21 may also carry nuclear stand-off weapons in the form of the Long-Range Stand-Off (LRSO) ALCM
which could replace the existing nuclear-armed Boeing AGM-86B ALCM
currently deployed on the B-52H.
Byline: Timothy McCarty, MS, CSP, ARM, ALCM
, CXLT, CPSI
ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM
) 'Ra'ad', said military.
* The Air Force is planning to replace its Minuteman ICBMs at $60 billion over ten years and introduce a new nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM
) at roughly $25 billion over the same time period.
The next opportunity to field a low-yield weapon in the mid-term is to design such a feature into the warhead for the long-range standoff weapon (LRSO), which is a cruise missile being designed to replace the circa 1980s air-launched cruise missile (ALCM
) and is scheduled for fielding in 2027.
The Incident refers to the infamous weapons transfer sortie from Minot AFB to Barksdale AFB in August 2007, where instead of an inert Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM
), the plane flew with a real ALCM
The Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM
) "Ra'ad" has a range of 350 km, an army statement said.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM
) "Ra'ad", said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.
Gates, Chairman, National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Direc-tor for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, as telling before the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations on June 1985, GlobalSecurity.org said Russian ALCM
is the first in a series of deployments of long-range, land-attack cruise missiles.
"stealthy" than the ALCM
. According to Air Force figures, in