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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 1,739
Unitary Cost: USD$1,000,000
Also Known As: Air Launched Cruise Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: AGM-86
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 1,739
Total Cost: USD$1.7 billion
Family Members: AGM-86C CALCM and AGM-86D CALCM
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Description: The AGM-86 is an air launched subsonic cruise missile developed to increase effectiveness of B-52 bombers during the Cold War. It entered active service in the US Air Force in 1982 and 1,739 AGM-86s were produced through September 1986. The conventional AGM-86 missile was used in combat for the first time in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Afterward it was tested in Operation Desert Fox, Desert Strike, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The AGM-86 is the longest range conventional armed missile in the US Air Force inventory and provides the B-52 with the capability to accurately strike nearly any target in the world, without the support of bases located outside the continental United States.

The AGM-86B ALCM (Air Launched Conventional Missile) is armed with a nuclear warhead and can be carried and launched internally and externally from the B-52H bomber. Its long range allows the B-52H to operate out of the enemy air defenses while AGM-86B's cruise flight profile makes itself survivable against the air defenses. The navigation system consists of a terrain-correlation system which provides location updates in flight. The US Air Force plans to convert part of existing nuclear-armed AGM-86Bs to conventionally-armed AGM-86C/D configurations.

AGM-86B ALCM Applications

Combat Aircraft B-52H Stratofortress

AGM-86B ALCM Specifications

Diameter: 620 millimeter (24.4 inch)
Length: 6.32 meter (249 inch)
Wingspan: 3.66 meter
Max Range: 2,450 kilometer (1,323 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 242 mps (871 kph)
Thrust: 600 pound (272 kilogram)
Weight: 1,429 kilogram (3,150 pound)
Yield: 150 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)


There are 4 news between
28 Feb 2007 and 30 May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019US Air Force B-21 Bomber to Carry Nuclear LRSO Cruise Missiles
Wednesday, August 23, 2017US Air Force Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop New Cruise Missile
Friday, July 15, 2016US Air Force Requests New Nuclear Cruise Missile
Wednesday, February 28, 2007Boeing Delivers First Production Cruise Missile Test Instrumentation Kit

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United States of America1,739
Jan 20181,142

Grand Total 1,7391
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