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  BGM-109 Tomahawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile with stubby wings.
Tomahawks are difficult to intercept, due to their small size, small radar cross-section and low-altitude flight.
Each missile is stored and launched from a pressurized canister that protects it during transportation and storage and acts as a launch tube.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tomahawk_missile   (941 words)

 BGM-109 Tomahawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tomahawks are difficult to intercept, due to their small size and radar cross-section and low-altitude flight.
The missile is launched and steered for the first few seconds of flight by a solid fuel booster with steering vanes in its exhaust.
The first missiles were acquired in 1998, with the first RN Tomahawk test also occurring that year.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tomahawk_missile   (819 words)

 Cruise missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight.
Introduced in 1944, the V-1 was the first weapon to use the classic cruise missile layout of a bomb-like fuselage with short wings and a dorsally mounted engine, along with a simple inertial guidance system.
While ballistic missiles were the weapons of choice for land targets, heavy nuclear and conventional tipped cruise missiles were seen by the USSR as a primary weapon to destroy US carrier battle groups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cruise_missile   (779 words)

 Tomahawk Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tomahawk cruise missile is a winged, high subsonic speed surface-to-surface missile launched from surface ships or submarines against targets up to 700 miles away.
Aboard ship, Tomahawk is launched from a vertical launcher, while submarines launch Tomahawk from vertical tubes or from standard torpedo tubes.
The missile's first combat use was in January 1991 in an attack against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, providing a dramatic demonstration of its capabilities.
www.hughesmissiles.com /production_programs/tomahawk/tomahawk2.htm   (245 words)

 Tomahawk Missile for the Robotech Defense Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Even though the Tomahawk missile predates the crashing of the SDF-1 and the introduction of Robotechnology, the missile was found to be very useful and serves the RDF in both anti-ship and ground strikes.
The missile has been updated and the guidance has been replaced by an advanced copied from reflex missiles and has +5 to strike and +3 to dodge.
The missile is a surface skimming which keeps the missile concealed by the horizon and the missile retains the same propulsion as the original missile.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Robotech/Robotech-Equipment/RDF_Tomahawk_Missile.htm   (224 words)

 Information about the Raytheon BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Radar detection of the missile is extremely difficult because of the small radar cross-section and low altitude.
Tomahawk is designed to fly through a one meter square window on earth at a predesignated time.
DSMAC is a high resolution satellite radar image of the target area which the Tomahawk follows to within feet of the intended target.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /aircraft/jets/cruise-missile/info/info.htm   (721 words)

 NAVY FACT Sheet - TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tomahawk is an all-weather submarine/surface combatant launched anti-ship or land attack cruise missile.
This permits Tomahawk to be launched and fly at low altitudes in the general direction of an enemy warship to avoid radar detection.
Tomahawk is a highly survivable weapon against predicted hostile defense systems.
www.emergency.com /tomafact.htm   (292 words)

 Tomahawk Cruise Missile
An all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile.
Radar detection is difficult because of the missile's small cross-section, low altitude flight.
If necessary, a course correction is then made to place the missile on course to the target.
www.time.com /time/daily/iraq/weapons/missiles/tomahawk.html   (245 words)

 frontline: the gulf war: weapons: tomahawk missile
The missile moves at about 550 miles per hour, and can make twists and turns like a radar-evading fighter plane all the while skimming over the land at 100 feet to 300 feet.
The Tomahawk and the Tomahawk Antiship Missile (TASM) are fitted on Iowa-class battleships; cruisers of the Virginia, Long Beach, and Ticonderoga classes; and destroyers of the Arleigh Burke and Spruance classes.
In the war, Tomahawks were used to destroy surface-to-air missile sites, command and control centers, electrical power facilities and were credited with the destruction of Iraq's presidential palace.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/tomahawk.html   (711 words)

 BGM-109 Tomahawk - Smart Weapons
The Tomahawk is an all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile.
During the critical early days of a regional conflict, Tomahawk, in conjunction with other land attack systems and tactical aircraft, denies or delays forward movement of enemy forces, neutralize the enemy's ability to conduct air operations, and suppress enemy air defenses.
On all attack submarines, missiles are launched from torpedo tubes (with stowage in the torpedo room); in addition, some attack submarines have VLS located forward, external to the pressure hull, which will handle both stowage and launch.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/munitions/bgm-109.htm   (770 words)

 The Tomahawk cruise missile
Radar detection of a flying Tomahawk, whose range could exceed 1 600km is difficult because of the missile's small radar cross-section and low altitude flight.
Tomahawk missiles, which were first introduced into the Pentagon arsenal in 1986, have played a crucial role in several theatre operations including Afghanistan, Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, Bosnia and Yugoslavia.
In September 1995, 13 Tomahawks were fired from the USS Normandy cruiser against Serbian anti-aircraft batteries in Bosnia's Banja Luka region.
www.news24.com /News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1335532,00.html   (267 words)

After the missile has cleared the launcher, the four tailfins are extended, followed by the deployment of the two straight wings.
The missile is launched in the general direction of the target and at some distance from the expected target position, it enters a serpentine flight pattern to search for it using both passive radar to scan enemy emissions and active radar to lock on a detected target.
The BGM-109E was a proposed improvement of the BGM-109B anti-ship missile, and the BGM-109F was to be a TLAM variant with an anti-airfield warhead (possibly using BLU-106/B submunitions).
www.astronautix.com /lvs/tomahawk.htm   (3000 words)

 BGM-109 Tomahawk - Smart Weapons
The Tomahawk is a mature missile weapons system with Block II and III, C (unitary warhead) and D (bomblet dispersion) versions in fleet use.
The missile is delivered to ships and submarines as an all-up-round (AUR), which includes the missile that flies the mission, the booster that starts its flight, and the container (canister for ships and capsule for submarines) that protects it during transportation, storage and stowage, and acts as a launch tube.
Tomahawk was used extensively during Desert Storm in 1991, in Iraq in January and June 1993, in Bosnia (Deliberate Force) in 1995 and in Iraq (Desert Strike) in 1996.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/smart/bgm-109.htm   (3346 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Navy Accepts Tactical Tomahawk to Fleet
John Young, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, speaks at the acceptance ceremonies for the Tactical Tomahawk missile at the Pentagon Sept. 29.
The Tomahawk cruise missiles are the "weapon of choice" for engaging well- defended targets, Young said.
Tomahawks were first used at the beginning of Operation Desert Storm in 1990.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Sep2004/n09292004_2004092907.html   (418 words)

 Miltary Equipment Guides -TOMAHAWK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tomahawk has two warhead configurations: a 1,000-pound blast/fragmentary unitary warhead and a general-purpose submunition dispenser with combined effect bomblets.
The capabilities of the future Tomahawk, Block IV or Tactical Tomahawk, will include battle damage assessment, in flight retargeting, and mission planning from the launch platform.
History: Tomahawk cruise missiles are designed to fly at extremely low altitudes at high subsonic speeds, and are piloted over an evasive route by several mission tailored guidance systems.
www.military.com /Resources/EQG/EQGmain?file=TOMAHAWK&cat=o&lev=2   (260 words)

 New missile completes testing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was the second of two demonstration test flights of the Tactical Tomahawk configured with a live penetration warhead and completes the scheduled ACTD testing effort.
The missile successfully executed all missile boost phase events and transitioned to cruise flight for its assigned land attack mission.
The Tactical Tomahawk, or Block IV, is the latest variant of the Navy's premiere cruise missile, due to reach the fleet in 2004.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/tester/8_21/national_news/23387-1.html   (453 words)

 TOMAHAWK Block III Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TOMAHAWK missiles are designed to fly at extremely low altitudes at high subsonic speeds, and are piloted over an evasive route by several mission tailored guidance systems.
TOMAHAWK missiles are deployed throughout the world's oceans on numerous surface ships and submarines, including AEGIS-Class Cruisers, Guided Missile Destroyers, and both the SEAWOLF and LOS ANGELES-class submarines.
Because of its long range, lethality, and extreme accuracy TOMAHAWK missile has become the weapon of choice for the U.S. Department of Defense.
www.strikenet.js.mil /pma-280/BLK3.htm   (241 words)

 JINSA Online -- Tactical Tomahawk Completes First Flight
The main enhancement is the addition of a two-way UHF satellite communication link that allows operators to retarget the missile in flight and to gain imagery of the target before the missile impacts.
It was designed largely to validate the missile's aerodynamic handling and is part of an initial contractor test phase that includes a second flight, DT-1, by early November.
Tomahawk was ground-launched in last month's event and will be fired from a subsurface rig in DT-1; firings from ships and submarines won't occur until next year.
www.jinsa.org /articles/view.html?documentid=1715   (1005 words)

 STSC CrossTalk - Tomahawk Cruise Missile Control: Providing the Right Tools to the Warfighter - Sep 2004
A few miles away, the seascape is altered by another cruise missile emerging from the depths, sent on its way from a stealthy nuclear-powered submarine lurking beneath the waves.
Smart weapons in general and cruise missiles in particular are often the first surgical instruments of military power projection, focusing destruction only where intended while limiting the danger to our warfighters.
The new TTWCS program took on the task of providing the next-generation cruise missile weapon control system to handle the newest technological improvements to the Tomahawk missile, while keeping the system user-friendly enough to be maintained by young shipboard operators not far removed from high school graduation.
www.stsc.hill.af.mil /CrossTalk/2004/09/0409Urioste.html   (2308 words)

 Navy Facts: Tomahawk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Background: Tomahawk® cruise missiles are designed to fly at extremely low altitudes at high subsonic speeds, and are piloted over an evasive route by several mission tailored guidance systems.
Tomahawk® Block III adds Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) and Global Positioning Satellite System guidance capability which is highly coupled to the existing Block II guidance systems for precision navigation.
Tomahawk® Block IV (Tactical Tomahawk™, TLAM-E), the next generation Tomahawk® cruise missile adds the capability to reprogram the missile while in-flight to strike any of 15 pre-programmed alternate targets or redirect the missile to any Global Positioning System (GPS) target coordinates.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/factfile/missiles/wep-toma.html   (574 words)

 PR&F News: Tactical Tomahawk stretches its legs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
History was made April 5 as the U.S. Navy’s new Tomahawk cruise missile, Tactical Tomahawk, was launched from an Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, USS Stethem (DDG-63), in the waters of NAVAIR’s sea test range off the coast of southern California.
The Tomahawk missile is ship and submarine launched, and was first employed operationally during Desert Storm.
The Tomahawk missile is a remarkable, reliable contributor to this effort.
www.nawcwpns.navy.mil /~pacrange/s1/news/2003/TTomLegs.htm   (478 words)

 The Log   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The U.S. Navy formally welcomed Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile into the Navy’s arsenal at a fleet introduction ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The Block IV officially achieved initial operation capability May 27 with the loading of the first missile aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63).
The test capability at Indian Head allowed the missile to be launched while secured to a ground test stand and test the entire weapon, including the rocket motor, engine and guidance and navigation systems.
Tomahawk missiles are deployed throughout the world’s oceans on numerous surface ships and submarines, including Aegis-class cruisers, guided-missile destroyers, and Seawolf- and Los Angeles-class submarines.
www.navycompass.com /printer/article.asp?c=126692   (431 words)

 U.S. Navy - Tactical Tomahawk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The value of the Tomahawk missile was proven in Desert Strike, Desert Storm and strikes into Bosnia.
The highly-accurate, digitally-mapped Tomahawk missions will still be provided by one of the two cruise missile support activities in Norfolk, Va., or Pearl Harbor, Hi.
More information on Tomahawk missiles is available in the Navy Fact File.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/factfile/missiles/tacttom.html   (325 words)

 History of Tomahawk Cruise Missile - Michael's Page -
Tomahawk uses a combination of GPS (Global Positioning Satellite), TERCOM or a special terrain way-point radar map and two types of terminal guidance systems to place the warhead with pinpoint accuracy, DSMAC and an Infra-red mapper.
The Tomahawk will most likely be armed with the newest U.S. warheads the EMG Explosive Magnetocumulative Generator or the HPM or High Power Microwave warhead.
The nuclear equiped UGM-109A TLAM-N Tomahawk was withdrawn from service in 1992, though conventional versions remain operational.
www.freewebs.com /tomahawkmissilehistory   (565 words)

 Tomahawk Program Completes First Two Tests of Production Block IV Missiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new capabilities that Block IV Tomahawk brings to the Navy’s sea strike capability are derived from the missile’s two-way satellite data link that enables the missile to respond to changing battlefield conditions.
The Tomahawk missile is the Navy’s weapon of choice for critical, long-range precision strike missions against high value, heavily defended targets.
The Tomahawk program is managed by the Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation (PEO(W)) co-located at the NAVAIR complex in Patuxent River, Md. The missile is manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz. Tomahawk is a registered trademark of the U.S. Navy.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=15303   (543 words)

 AEDC experts test new generation Tomahawk cruise missile engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tactical Tomahawk Block IV missile variant is a long-range, highly accurate, guided missile with the capability to deliver a unitary payload to a preplanned location.
The Tactical Tomahawk is currently under development and planned to be operational in 2004, officials said.
The missile can be configured for tactical or test missions and is capable of prosecuting a land attack mission by combining new capabilities with features of the existing Block III missile configuration.
www.afmc.wpafb.af.mil /HQ-AFMC/PA/news/archive/2002/july/0723-02.htm   (948 words)

 Cruise missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2001, modern cruise missiles normally travel at sub-sonic speeds, are self-navigating, and fly low in order to avoid radar detection.
The recent development of a cruise missile jointly by India and Russia named BrahMos (from the river Brahmaputra in India and river Moscow in Russia) is a high precision supersonic cruise missile.
It is believed to be the most accurate supersonic cruise missile in the World and can be launched from air, sea or land.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Cruise-missile.htm   (756 words)

 PR&F News: All in a day’s work: Testing of the Tomahawk cruise missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Top: In flight—A Tactical Tomahawk missile is released from the carrier sled just prior to target impact during the SNORT test of the missile warhead.
Munsinger noted the warhead on the new missile is the same as designed at NAVAIR China Lake in the 1990s for the Block III Tomahawk, but mated to a new, lightweight airframe for increased range.
Still another aspect of using sled tests rather than firing a missile from submarines or surface ships in some of the live fire tests is the ability to use less expensive, hardware that has not been flight qualified.
www.nawcwpns.navy.mil /~pacrange/s1/news/2003/TTomTest.htm   (1420 words)

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