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The missile consists of the guidance section, warhead section, sustainer section, boattail section, wings, and control fins.
The missile is approximately 151 inches in length and weighs approximately 1,144 pounds.
Three BSU-4/B missile wings and one BSU-43/B missile wing are attached to the sustainer section by quick-attach, clevis-type fittings.
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 Tester Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) was launched from an F/A-18C aircraft Sept. 29, and directly impacted a simulated radar van on San Nicolas Island, located in the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Calif. Missile launch and control was executed by Lt. Cmdr.
The SLAM was launched at medium altitude in a long range profile and impacted its target at a steep angle.
Data link video from the SLAM, which provided a bomb damage assessment of the previous SLAM ER impact and bomb impact assessment of the SLAM, was received and recorded by the launch aircraft.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/tester/archives/oct16/tst_c101698.html   (311 words)

 AGM-84 Harpoon/SLAM - Smart Weapons
After launch, the DC/PS uses the missile acceleration data from the ARA and altitude data from the radar altimeter to maintain the missile on the programmed flight profile.
The missile is on shock isolator rails within the main body.
SLAM successfully tests special GPS capability Tester February 12, 1999 -- This was the second successful verification test of GPS-only guidance for SLAM -- a tactic developed to allow SLAM use against very small, high value, targets until the Navy fields the upgraded SLAM Expanded Response (SLAM ER) missile.
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 AGM-84 Harpoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Harpoon missile on display at the USS Bowfin museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Originally developed for the US Navy to serve as its basic anti-ship missile for fleet-wide use, the AGM-84D has been adapted for use on Air Force B-52G bombers, which can carry from eight to 12 of the missiles.
The multi-mission Block II is deployable from all current Harpoon missile system platforms with either existing command and launch equipment or the new Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control System, or AHWCS.
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 Fighting Proliferation, chapter 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ballistic missiles, by contrast, shed their rocket motors once the missiles are propelled outside the atmosphere, after which they pursue an unpowered ballistic course to the target.
The aerodynamic stability of the cruise missile permits the use of less sophisticated and therefore less costly guidance-and-control methods than is the case for ballistic missiles, which must undergo the stresses of reentry and high speed.
Exaggeration of the cruise missile threat is reflected in the general tendency to focus on the individual components of land-attack cruise missile capability—particularly the implica- tions and impact of the availability of GPS for cruise missile guidance—without giving sufficient attention to the challenges facing the third world in systems integration.
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 U.S. Navy: Vision...Presence...Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
SLAM is based on the highly successful and reliable Harpoon anti-ship missile, with a Global Positioning System-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) for mid-course guidance, and a Maverick Imaging Infrared sensor and a Walleye data link for precise, "man-in-the-loop" terminal guidance.
The missile's high off-boresight capability can be coupled to a helmet-mounted cueing system, which will revolutionize the way in which air-to-air missiles are employed.
Block 0 missiles and launchers are in their final production run and are on schedule; the missile has had successful intercepts in 95 of 99 production-acceptance and ship-qualification tests.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/policy/vision/vis98/vis-p09.html   (5510 words)

 Standoff Land Attack Missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Standoff Land Attack Missile or SLAM is an over-the-horizon, all-weather cruise missile which grew out of the United States Navy's Harpoon anti-ship missile in the 1970s.
In its current incarnation, the SLAM-ER (expanded response), it is capable of attacking land and sea targets automatically, at long-range (150+ miles), and can also be controlled remotely from the air.
It relies on military-grade GPS and infrared imaging for navigation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Standoff_Land_Attack_Missile   (136 words)

 Standoff Land Attack Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response, or SLAM-ER, is a day/night, adverse weather, over-the-horizon, precision strike missile for the U.S. Military and its allies.
The pilot views live missile video with the ATA aimpoint annotated, and can allow the missile to hit the ATA aimpoint without intervention, or make refinements to the final impact point with SMAU commands.
The missile computes target velocity from the updates and keeps the moving target stabilized within the seeker field of view.
www.boeing.com /defense-space/missiles/slam/slamer_back.htm   (498 words)

 The US Navy
The AGM-84K Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), an evolutionary upgrade to the combat-proven SLAM, is an air-launched, day/night, adverse weather, over-the-horizon, precision strike missile.
Because of emerging operational requirements, the Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) was developed as a derivative of the Harpoon.
This baseline SLAM missile system was developed and fielded in less than 48 months, and was successfully employed by F/A-18 and A-6 aircrews in Desert Storm even before operational testing had begun.
www.navy.mil /navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=2200&tid=1100&ct=2   (365 words)

 Nukes Nuclear bombs Missile Defense ICBMs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
All 500 missiles will be deployed in existing silos (hardened to withstand an estimated 2,000lb per square inch blast overpressure, little protection against today's more accurate missiles) in the interior of the country.
The missile is ejected from the silo by a cold gas generator which lofts the missile tens ofm into the air before the main engines ignite.
Guidance is similar to the air-launched cruise missile, with terrain contour matching (tercom) in which the missile has a digital map of the terrain it is to fly over, and follows it at low altitude to the target.
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The Standoff Land-Attack Missile- Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) is a deployed precision tactical weapon that provides Joint Force and Carrier Battle Group Commanders with a standoff precision strike capability and is launched from carrier battle group aircraft.
Initial developmental tests suffered from missile system failures not related to ATA: first, a hang fire and then failure of the missile wings to deploy after launch.
DOTandE will also assess overall missile reliability given the two missile reliability failures that occurred during initial ATA tests: one missile was a hang fire and the other missile failed to deploy its wings after launch.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/budget/fy2001/dot-e/navy/01slam.html   (599 words)

 Boeing Awards Harris $2.7 Million Contract For SLAM ER Missile Data Link Production
SLAM ER provides the U.S. Navy with surgical strike capability against high-value, fixed land targets, ships in port, or ships at sea.
SLAM ER can be launched from safe standoff ranges of more than 150 nautical miles.
SLAM ER incorporates a number of improvements to the baseline SLAM, a derivative of the Harpoon anti-ship missile.
www.harris.com /hpsc/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=643   (508 words)

 2000 Edition: Vision...Presence...Power (Chapter 3 continued)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The missile's high off-boresight capability can be coupled to a helmet-mounted cueing system that will revolutionize the way in which air-to-air missiles are employed.
ESSM is a kinematic upgrade to the improved RIM-7P missile; the existing rocket motor and control section are replaced with a larger-diameter rocket motor, a tail control section for increased responsiveness, and an integrated thrust vector control for vertical launch applications.
Block 0 missiles and launchers have completed their final production run on schedule; the missile has had successful intercepts in 119 of 123 production-acceptance and ship-qualification tests.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/policy/vision/vis00/v00-ch3c.html   (6244 words)

 HNN Fleet Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During this experiment, naval sea, air, and special forces assets were utilized to determine the effectiveness of maritime dominance in a littoral region and its ability to neutralize that area in preparation for an amphibious assault.
SLAM is a weapon that was initially utilized by FA-18’s during Operation Desert Storm to attack targets from a safe standoff area.
The missile is a combination of the Harpoon and Maverick missiles.
www.hnn.navy.mil /archives/990709/SLAM.htm   (417 words)

 News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A Standoff Land Attack Missile — Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) made a direct strike last week on the former USS DALE (CG 19), a decommissioned Leahy Class Cruiser at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility ranges out of Naval Station Roosevelt Roads (NSRR), Puerto Rico.
The WET program is designed to help the Navy and naval shipbuilders design ships with increased survivability against anti-ship missile attacks.
Mid-course updates of the target ship location were transmitted to the missile while it was in flight.
www.strikenet.js.mil /PAO/SLAM-ER_DD21_live_fire_press_release.htm   (377 words)

 SLAM-ER Flight Tests Software Upgrade
As the missile neared the target area, seeker video was transmitted to the NAVAIR control room, and to three F/A-18s via the Advanced Weapon Datalink Pod as the missile flew to its primary and flex targets.
When the missile was three nautical miles from the primary target, it sent a positive battle damage assessment image the intended target - a burning building.
The next planned upgrade, to be fielded in 2005, is the ability of the missile to engage moving land targets from standoff distances.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=10281   (477 words)

 Tester Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This quick-reaction target of opportunity land attack feature of SLAM-ER can be used to redirect missions against unexpected targets like missile launchers, or against secondary targets after primary targets are destroyed.
As the DT/OT-1 missile approached the target area, Knudson was able to locate and provide positive identification of the target using SLAM-ER's imaging infrared seeker.
He then commanded the missile to attack the target aimpoint at approximately five nautical miles using a combination of SLAM-ER's Stop Motion Aimpoint Update and seeker forced-correlate track modes.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/tester/archives/jun11/tst_e61198.html   (321 words)

 Media's Take on the News: 3-12-03 to 4-24-03
To guard against nuclear attack, one urban planner, Tracy Augur, suggested that Americans leave the cities, calling them "obsolete" and "economically unsound and dangerous." Those who couldn't be persuaded to evacuate were expected to live under an austere set of aesthetic guidelines.
On one level, attacking nations seek to eradicate the icons of a culture to eliminate it, much the way the Nazis attempted to destroy all evidence of Jews in Europe and Iranian mullahs urged the destruction of Bahai temples.
The attack on Yamamoto and the attempt at killing Saddam in the opening moments of the U.S.-led war against Iraq have historical parallels: Both appear to have been ordered by U.S. presidents against key individuals for the purpose of demoralizing an enemy.
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 Current Designations of U.S. Unmanned Military Aerospace Vehicles
While the name is not part of the official designations, many missiles are almost exclusively referenced by their name, both in the popular press and in official government news releases and documents.
Missile programs, which are still in the planning phase (and therefore most probably don't have a designation yet), are not included in the following list.
There are numerous missile programs, which were cancelled in the design or development phase, and which never received a numerical designation.
www.designation-systems.net /usmilav/missiles.html   (3546 words)

 slam er missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response
operational requirements, missile for land attack was developed as a derivative of the
The SLAM was developed and fielded in less than
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 HNN Fleet Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The CATM is essentially identical to an actual missile with a complete guidance system minus live engine and warhead.
A combined VP-47 aircrew launched the SLAM against a simulated control tower at the San Nicolas Island target complex.
The SLAM is a day or night, over-the-horizon, precision strike missile.
www.hnn.navy.mil /archives/990430/VP47.htm   (353 words)

 Defense Daily: SLAM ER MISSILE NOT OPERATIONALLY EFFECTIVE, REPORT SAYS@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The DoD's FY '99 Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOTandE) report says that the Navy's Boeing (BA) Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) is not operationally effective as tested.
The Navy wants about 700 of the missiles for a total program cost of about $525 million.
Each missile costs about $450,000, according to the report.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:80479754&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (211 words)

 Fleet Sharpens Skills with SLAM-ER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This particular Hornet is outfitted with a number of strike weapons including the Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), an evolutionary upgrade to the combat-proven SLAM day/night, adverse weather over-the-horizon, precision strike missile, located on the aircraft’s starboard center pylon.
After transiting 400 nautical miles to the launch point, the pilot released the missile from an altitude of over 30,000 feet and a range of over 50 nautical miles in the Target of Opportunity mode of operation.
The two aircraft then continued to chase the missile until its direct hit on the target in the NAVAIR test range.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=7582   (606 words)

 MEDIA ADVISORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Navy’s Standoff Land Attack Missile — Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) program successfully conducted its first developmental test launch of a SLAM-ER equipped with the new Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA) capability today at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD), located at China Lake California.
Keith Henry who piloted a second F/A-18C/D utilized the cockpit display cues provided by the missile’s ATA system to identify and prosecute the target from a standoff range exceeding 50 miles.
The ATA system, which adds a small, internal hardware module to the missile as well as missile and mission planning software modifications, provides SLAM-ER’s standoff control pilot with real-time target cueing on the F/A-18’s cockpit display, aiding the pilot in finding the desired target and aimpoint.
www.strikenet.js.mil /pao/SLAM-ER_ATA.htm   (464 words)

 Company News On Call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), one of the world's premier precision strike weapons, has been approved by the U.S. government for sale to the Republic of Korea.
The weapon, which Boeing produces for the U.S. Navy, utilizes Global Positioning System data and an infrared seeker with an advanced data link for precise attacks against targets on land or at sea from long ranges.
In addition to SLAM-ER, the U.S. government has previously approved for use on the F-15K the Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition, AGM-130 and Harpoon Block II missiles as well as the Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, which a Boeing-led team produces.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/08-13-2001/0001553656   (320 words)

 Naval FORCE Aircraft Test Squadron Web Page - P-3 Orion Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Following the highly effective capabilities demonstrated by the P-3 aircraft utilizing the Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) in conjunction with the P-3 unique onboard mission planning system, the U.S. Navy began a testing effort to integrate the Standoff Land Attack Missile — Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) into the P-3 weapon inventory.
This helps to ensure that the missile's imaging infrared seeker is pointed directly at the target.
A data link in the missile is used to transmit an image of the target to the controlling aircraft.
force.navair.navy.mil /p3_projects.htm   (618 words)

 Standoff Missile Systems program office changes leadership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As the program manager for standoff missile systems, Benn managed his high visibility office and a budget of over $800 million and four missile programs.
During this final tour, Benn and his team achieved a full rate production milestone for the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), entering full production on time and under budget.
Later in his career, as the deputy program manager for the P-3 update aircraft, Reiber was in charge of putting the standoff land attack missile on the P-3.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/tester/6_14/local_news/6236-1.html   (970 words)

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