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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army's Logistics Brigade Thursday received a number of Hellfire air-to-surface missiles from the United States, according to a statement from the Army.
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.
Although overwhelmingly used by the RAF for reconnaissance and surveillance tasks, the aircraft carry a typical complement of four Lockheed Martin AGM-114P Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and two GBU-12 226kg (500lb) laser-guided bombs, and can engage in strike missions.
-- F-16, unmanned drone, and attack helicopter-launched air-to-surface missiles; tank shelling; missile launchers and gunboats;
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
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.
The PRC has been acquiring more and arming them with a variety of weapons, including the Kh-59E and Kh-29T air-to-surface missiles and the KAB-500Kr glide bomb.
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.
The MPS project will provide every fleet Viking with the capability to carry, target and launch the AGM-65E Laser Maverick and AGM-65F IR (infrared) Maverick air-to-surface missiles, as well as the AGM-84H/K Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) weapon.

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