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AGM-86C CALCM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$1.2 million
Also Known As: Conventional 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-86B ALCM 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-86C CALCM (Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile) employs a GPS coupled with an Inertial Navigation System (INS) to achieve its mission. This navigation system allows the missile to guide itself with pinpoint accuracy. A single B-52H is able to carry and deliver up to 20 CALCMs. CALCMs are a modification of existing ALCMs instead of new production missiles. They have been procured under 3 batches known as Block 0, Block 1, and Block 1A and featuring different improvements, specially accuracy and warhead.

The AGM-86C is provided with a conventional blast/fragmentation warhead. The US Air Force plans to convert further ALCMs to CALCM configuration.

AGM-86C CALCM Applications


Combat Aircraft B-52H Stratofortress

AGM-86C CALCM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 620 millimeter (24.4 inch)
Length: 6.32 meter (249 inch)
Wingspan: 3.66 meter
Performance
Max Range: 1,100 kilometer (594 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 223 mps (803 kph)
Weight
Thrust: 600 pound (272 kilogram)
Warhead: 907 kilogram (2,000 pound)
Weight: 1,475 kilogram (3,252 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-86C CALCM News

There are 2 news between
28 Feb 2007 and 13 Jan 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016US Air Force Takes Delivery of Six Enhanced B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launchers
Wednesday, February 28, 2007Boeing Delivers First Production Cruise Missile Test Instrumentation Kit

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