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AGM-129 ACM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1991
Total Production: 460
Unitary Cost: USD$4.0 million
Also Known As: Advanced Cruise Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AGM-129 ACM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1991
Total Production: 460
Total Cost: USD$1.8 billion
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Description: The AGM-129 ACM is a subsonic, long range, cruise missile designed to carry a W80 nuclear warhead. The US Air Force requires ACMs to hit deep inside enemy's territory located and heavily defended targets. In late 1980s the Soviet Union was fielding weapon systems with a heavy anti-cruise missile capability. SA-10 and SA-12 Surface-to-Air missiles and SU-27 fighters provided anti-cruise missile capability.

AGM-129 features stealth airframe, improved survivability, better accuracy and greater range than AGM-86 ALCM missiles. The B-52H Stratofortress bomber is the only aircraft in the US inventory designated to carry the AGM-129 missile. This bomber carries this missile externally.

Initial procurement of ACMs was about 2,000 units, but undisclosed problems concerning ACM's performance the total procurement was reduced to 460 missiles. Final deliveries of ACM missiles to the US Air Force were in 1993.

AGM-129 ACM Applications


Combat Aircraft B-52H Stratofortress

AGM-129 ACM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 690 millimeter (27.2 inch)
Length: 6.35 meter (250 inch)
Wingspan: 3.16 meter
Performance
Max Range: 3,454 kilometer (1,865 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 306 mps (1,102 kph)
Weight
Weight: 1,682 kilogram (3,708 pound)
Yield
Yield: 150 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-129 ACM News

There is 1 news
on 15 Jul 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016US Air Force Requests New Nuclear Cruise Missile

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America460
YearHoldings
Jan 2011460

Grand Total 4601
 
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