Tomahawk Block V  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 90
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, Maritime Strike Tomahawk, Tactical Tomahawk, Tomahawk Block II 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 V missile is an upgrade of the Tactical Tomahawk missile featuring improved communications and navigation capabilities. The new Tomahawk will be provided with a new multi-mode seeker allowing the missile to hit time critical high-value moving targets at sea and/or on shore. The new modernized missile is expected to be delivered to the US Navy in 2019 and will remain in service with surface ships and submarines beyond 2040.

Tomahawk Block V News

There are 5 news between
18 Jul 2017 and 27 Mar 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020US Navy to Upgrade Tactical Tomahawk into Block V Standard and Orders 90 New Missiles
Tuesday, September 12, 2017US Navy Orders Seeker to Enable Tomahawk to Hit Moving Targets at Sea
Wednesday, August 30, 2017US Navy to Develop New Seeker for Tactical Tomahawk Cruise Missile
Tuesday, August 15, 2017US Navy Takes Delivery of 4,000th Tactical Tomahawk Cruise Missile
Tuesday, July 18, 2017US Navy Test Fires Tomahawk Missiles from Virginia Block III Submarine

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