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Tomahawk Block II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1986
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: RGM-109C, TLAM-C, TLAM-D and UGM-109C
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Tomahawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: BGM-109A Tomahawk, BGM-109B Tomahawk, Tactical Tomahawk and Tomahawk Block III
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Description: The BGM-109 Tomahawk missile is a long range, land attack, subsonic, cruise missile launched from surface ships and submarines. The Tomahawk missiles fly at extremely low altitudes at subsonic speeds, and are piloted over an evasive route by several mission tailored guidance systems. Its propulsion system consists of a Williams International F107-WR-402 cruise turbo fan engine and a solid fuel booster. Radar detection of Tomahawk cruise missile is difficult because the missile's low radar cross section and low altitude flight. In addition F107 engine emits little heat.

The baseline Tomahawk cruise missile uses a Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM), INS and Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) guidance system. Late models add a GPS capability to the guidance system. The Tomahawk can be armed with a W-80 nuclear warhead, a 1,000-pound unitary warhead and a general purpose submunition dispenser with combined effects bomblets. The Tomahawk cruise missiles are delivered to ships and submarines as an all-up-round, including the missile, the booster and the container. The missile was used for the first time in 1991 during the Desert Storm in Iraq. Since then the Tomahawk missile has been used against the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Sudan and recently Iraq during operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) with roughly 800 missiles being fired.

The Tomahawk Block II was deployed in 1986 carrying a single unitary 1,000-pound warhead. In 1988 was deployed the TLAM-D a derivative of Tomahawk Block II armed with 166 BLU-97/B Combined Effects Bomblets in 24 packages. The Block II missiles were the Tomahawk model employed during the Gulf War in 1991.

Tomahawk Block II Applications

Fighting Ships CG 47 (VLS) DD 963 Spruance DDG 51 Flight I DDG 51 Flight II DDG 51 Flight IIA Los Angeles Flight I Los Angeles Flight II SSN 21 Seawolf SSN 23 Jimmy Carter

Tomahawk Block II Specifications

Number of Submunitions: 166
Diameter: 533 millimeter (21.0 inch)
Length: 6.25 meter (246 inch)
Wingspan: 2.61 meter
Max Range: 1,300 kilometer (702 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 900 kph (0.75 mach)
Warhead: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
Weight: 1,588 kilogram (3,501 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tomahawk Block II News

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on 6 Feb 2006
Monday, February 6, 2006Raytheon Demonstrating Submarine Launched AIM-9X

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