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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

AGM-86 Air-Launched Cruise Missile [ALCM]

Primary Function: Air-to-surface strategic missile
Contractor: Boeing Aerospace Co.
Guidance Contractors: Litton Guidance and Control
Power Plant: Williams Research Corp. F-107-WR-10 turbofan engine
Thrust: 600 pounds (270 kilograms)
Length: 20 feet, 9 inches (6.29 meters)
Weight: 3,150 pounds (1,417.5 kilograms)
Diameter: 24.5 inches (62.23 centimeter)
Wingspan: 12 feet (3.64 meters)
Range: AGM-86B: 1,500-plus miles (1,305 nautical miles)
Speed: About 550 mph (Mach 0.73)
Guidance System: Litton inertial navigation element with terrain contour-matching updates
Warheads: W80-1 with a yield of 5 and 150 kt
Sensors: A terrain contour-matching guidance system that allows the missile to fly complicated routes to a target through use of maps of the planned flight route stored in on-board computers
Unit Cost: $1 million
Date Deployed: December 1982
Inventory: Active force, 1,628; ANG, 0; Reserve, 0

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