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A BGM-109 Tomahawk flying in November 2002

A cruise missile is a guided missile used against terrestrial or naval targets, that remains in the atmosphere and flies the major portion of its flight path at an approximately constant speed. Cruise missiles are designed to deliver a large warhead over long distances with high precision. Modern cruise missiles are capable of traveling at high subsonic, supersonic, or hypersonic speeds, are self-navigating, and are able to fly on a non-ballistic, extremely low-altitude trajectory.

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Cruise missile

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List of cruise missiles

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Quds cruise missile

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designed cruise missiles, primarily used to attack land based targets. Quds-1, designated '351' by the US Government, is a land-attack cruise missile used...

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Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile

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Paveh cruise missile

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long-range surface-to-surface cruise missile and has a range of 1,650 km (1,030 mi). Paveh is a part of the Soumar cruise missile family, which was unveiled...

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2024 missile strikes in Yemen

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Storm Shadow

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Shadow is a Franco-British low-observable, long-range air-launched cruise missile developed since 1994 by Matra and British Aerospace, and now manufactured...

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BrahMos

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BrahMos (also designated as PJ-10) is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be Launched from Submarines, Ships, Fighter Aircraft or TEL...

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Missile

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rocket fuel with a liquid oxidizer. Jet engines are generally used in cruise missiles, most commonly of the turbojet type, because of their relative simplicity...

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Ballistic missile

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in a distinct category from cruise missiles, which are aerodynamically guided in powered flight. Unlike cruise missiles, which are restricted to the...

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Guided missiles of India

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missile systems since its independence. Decades long projects have realised development of all types of missile systems including ballistic, cruise,...

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Hypersonic weapon

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(HGV): missile warheads which maneuver and glide through the atmosphere at high speeds after an initial ballistic launch phase Hypersonic cruise missile: cruise...

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Nirbhay

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Nirbhay (lit. 'Fearless') is a long range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile designed and developed in India by the Aeronautical Development Establishment...

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3M22 Zircon

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thermonuclear-capable hypersonic cruise missile produced by Russia for the Russian Navy, with launch platforms on frigates and submarines. The missile has a reported top...

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