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Tag: AGM-86B

Lockheed Martin Raytheon selected to develop AGM-86B replacement
The AGM-86B had become operational in December 1982, with the 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y. The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-163-17 that both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have been selected “for the Long Range Standoff weapon’s technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase.” Both companies were give $900 million each and the contract is for five years...
B-52H Launching an AGM-86B
A B-52H can carry six ALCMs on each of the two externally-mounted pylons and eight internally on a rotary launcher, giving the B-52H a maximum capacity of 20 missiles Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles (ALCM), demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H...

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