Air Weapons: March 30, 2003

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Britain's Storm Shadow air launched stealthy cruise missile got its first combat experience over Iraq on March 21st. The 16 foot long, 1.3 ton missile has a 250 kilometers range and carries a penetrating warhead. The missile is a modified version of the French Apache missile and entered service in late 2002. Because of cost overruns and small number of missiles purchased, each missile costs about $1.2 million.

 


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