air-to-surface missile


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

air-to-surface missile

[¦er tü ¦sər·fəs ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile launched from aircraft at a ground or sea target. Abbreviated ASM.
References in periodicals archive ?
On April 20, an air-to-surface missile killed Nour al-Dibari in Gaza.
These include the sale of 500 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles about which U.
Major General Nick Pope, a British military spokesman, said RAF jets also hit a large headquarters bunker in Sirte with a salvo of air-to-surface missiles.
The multi-role Lynx can carry a range of armaments, including heavy cannon and machine guns, as well as rockets and air-to-surface missiles.
The Mirage is equipped to carry a range of air-to-surface missiles and weapons, such as laser-guided bombs.
We've used these UAVs in a way that from the beginning of this we had no idea that we were going to evolve into using UAVs as shooters with air-to-surface missiles on them, and in one case with air-to-air missiles on them.
Main Weapons: Guns: 1 or 2x AM-23 23 mm cannon in tail turret Missiles: Up to 15,000 kg (33,000 lb), including the Kh-20, Kh-22, Kh-26, and Kh-55 air-to-surface missiles
A single seater, the F-117A can use a number of weapons including BLU-109B low-level laser-guided bombs, GBU-10 and GBU-27 laser-guided bomb units, Raytheon AGM-65 Maverick and Raytheon AGM-88 HARM air-to-surface missiles.
Israeli fighter jets pound suspected Hizbollah hideouts in southern Lebanon, firing about a dozen air-to-surface missiles in six runs.
Witnesses said Ariel Sharon's Israeli forces fired at least six air-to-surface missiles and shelled suspected guerrillas in repeated swoops.
These include $19-million for a short range air-to-air weapon being developed under an international program and $102-million for precision guided air-to-surface missiles, many of which were used during the Kosovo bombings.

Full browser ?