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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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.
For example, the Short Range Attack Missile II, an improved nuclear air-to-surface missile for use against hardened (massively shielded) and mobile targets, would receive a 231.
The sources said that air defense units repelled the third round of Israeli airstrikes on army positions in al-Dimas region, tracking and destroying the Israeli air-to-surface missile before hitting the target on the ground.
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.
Primary function: INS/GPS guided air-to-surface missile.
The Israeli jets fired at least one air-to-surface missile.
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 AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the Florida coast.

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