Air-launched cruise missile

"ALCM" redirects here. For the US AGM-86 ALCM, see AGM-86 ALCM. For the Associates of the London College of Music, see London College of Music Examinations.
An AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile in flight (1980)

An air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) is a cruise missile that is launched from a military aircraft. Current versions are typically standoff weapons which are used to attack predetermined land targets with conventional , nuclear or thermonuclear payloads.

Specific types of ALCMs include:

See also


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