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New Cruise Missiles Used In Friday’s Strikes On Syria

16 April 2018
Bloomberg News reported that a joint US, French, and British “missile barrage on Syria” late Friday night also included the “battlefield debut of a stealthy new Lockheed Martin Corp. air-launched cruise missile produced as part of a $4.6 billion defense program.” Nineteen Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) were fired from two B-1B bombers outside Syrian airspace during the attack. The JASSM has a “low radar cross-section that makes it difficult to detect and is designed to penetrate as far as 200 miles (322 km) into an adversary’s territory.” The extended range version used Friday can fly more than 500 miles, and is “designed to strike with a 1,000-pound penetrating warhead.” (Image: AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile. Credit: U.S. Air Force)
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