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Subject: JAASM vs ALCM
TriggaFingaz    8/28/2004 4:15:38 PM
What benefits does the new AGM-158 JASSM have over the Air Launched Cruise Missile and SLAM? It seems to be in the same class- a long range weapon for striking beyond SAM ranges.
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Hellfire    RE:JAASM vs ALCM   8/28/2004 4:37:52 PM
It's cheaper and more stealthy than that ALCM. It can be carried by all US tactical aircraft, by the B-1 and the B-2..
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USN-MID    RE:JAASM vs ALCM   8/30/2004 2:53:02 PM
Also the terminal phase is done by an infrared seeker, instead of GPS.
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Galderio    RE:JAASM vs ALCM   8/31/2004 8:49:44 AM
Are you sure the JASSM is more stealth than the new ALCM AGM-129( Don´t remenber exactly the numer)? I thought that missile only launched by B-52 was much more advanced than the tatical ones like the JASSM.
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Adamantine    ACM   1/20/2005 3:02:05 PM
JASSM is only 63% the size of ALCM. Its can be carried by more aircraft types. ACM and ALCM is too large (3300 to 3600 pounds). But modified version of ACM and ALCM have MUCH longer range than even JASSM-Er, while also carying bigger warhead. Nothing can substitute size.
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