air-to-surface missile

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Noun1.air-to-surface missile - a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the groundair-to-surface missile - a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
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Meanwhile, the Blue Arrow air-to-surface missile used in the attack by LNA forces is possessed by only three countries: China -- which is its manufacturer -- Kazakhstan, and the UAE, and is paired with the Chinese-built Wing Loong drone, press reports said.
In January 2008, an air-to-surface missile struck a civilian vehicle carrying three members of the Al-Yazji family killing Mohammed Al-Yazji, his five-year old son, and his 40-year old brother.
The second missile claimed to have been tested successfully is a small laser-guided surface-to-surface or air-to-surface missile designed to take out small targets.
It said remnants at the scene showed the weapon was an AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile, Reuters reported.
(In addition to the SLAM-ER and Harpoon, the P-3C is also capable of deploying the short-range Maverick air-to-surface missile.) The SLAM-ER adds a quantum improvement in air-to-ground attack capability, well beyond that of the Maverick and the Harpoon, although it is a derivative of the latter.
Primary function: INS/GPS guided air-to-surface missile. Dimensions: Length 14 ft.
The Israeli jets fired at least one air-to-surface missile. There was no immediate word on casualties.
The Iranian Defense Ministry announced on Mondaythat it has successfully tested two new missiles, including a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile and a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles carrying Multiple Reentry Vehicle payloads, Fars News reported.
Fifteen more were injured when the air-to-surface missile struck the vehicle inside Iraq, close to the Syrian border.
A year and a half ago, the ministry prevented the transfer of the Python 4 production line from Rafael to Lockheed Martin's Alabama missile plant, which has manufactured the Popeye air-to-surface missile, also developed by Rafael, for years.
"The UAV can carry out reconnaissance and surveillance missions, as well as perform combat operations, being armed with air-to-surface missile type rockets," Dehghan said.

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