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air-to-surface missile

[¦er tü ¦sər·fəs ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile launched from aircraft at a ground or sea target. Abbreviated ASM.
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The short-range HISAR-A is a GBAD system that will provide air defence for moving troops and stationary critical assets against fixed- and rotary-wing platform, UAVs and air-to-ground missiles. The HISAR-0 offers wider coverage with a maximum intercept range of eight nautical miles (15km), a maximum engagement altitude of 16404ft (5000m) and a maximum range of 13.4nm (25km).
The aircraft has four underwing and two fuselage stations capable of carrying air-to-ground ordnance, including Kh-31P anti-radar missiles (110 km range), Kh-31A anti-ship missiles (70 km range), Kh-29L laser-guided or Kh-29T TV-guided air-to-ground missiles, and KAB-500L/Kr (laser/TV) guided bombs.
The air-to-ground missiles that are such a common element of today's combat arsenal evolved from air-to-ground rockets first employed in combat in the Pacific theater during WW II.
A third element envisaged in the anti-missile defence shield is the Boost-Phase Launcher Intercept (BPLI) which would use unmanned aerial vehicles armed with air-to-ground missiles to knock but missile launchers, rather than the missiles in the final stages of flight which is where the Arrow is designed to hit them.
The Anglo-French joint venture Matra BAe Dynamics has signed a major contract to supply Mica air-to-air missiles and Black Shaheen air-to-ground missiles to the United Arab Emirates.
An unspecified number of orders have been won for Mica air-to-air missiles and Black Shaheen air-to-ground missiles.
On the second day of the drills, the F-4 Phantom fighter jets fired Maverick tactical air-to-ground missiles and the domestically-manufactured "Qassed" smart bombs.
sent two B-52 Stratofortress, which can be equipped with long-range nuclear air-to-ground missiles, to fly over the skies near South Korea during the exercises with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
It added that the "Hellfire" air-to-ground missiles are used on Cessna Caravan aircraft previously delivered to the Army by the U.S.
Since the commencement of US-led combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq last decade, a trend has emerged for precision guidance kits to equip air-to-ground rockets providing an equivalent level of accuracy to Air-to-Ground Missiles (AGMs) but at less cost.
The J-15 is capable of firing anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and precision guided bombs.

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