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Definition of the noun air-to-surface missile
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- a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
Air-to-surface missile: An air-to-surface missile or air-to-ground missile is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft and strike ground targets on land, at sea, or both. They are similar to guided glide bombs but to be deemed a missile, they usually contain some kind of propulsion system. The two most common propulsion systems for air-to-surface missiles are rocket motors and jet engines. These also tend to correspond to the range of the missiles — short and long, respectively. Some Soviet air-to-surface missiles are powered by ramjets, giving them both long range and high speed.
- also known as air-to-ground missile, ATGM, air-to-ground tactical missile, AGM, ASM
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by Joseph A. Angelo
air-to-surface missile (ASM) A missile launched from an airborne platform at a surface target. Sometimes referred to as an AGM, ...
by Joseph A. Angelo
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An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group
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The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies [2 volumes] (2015)
An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies by Jan Goldman Ph.D.
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The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes] (2008)
A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Roberts
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air-to-surface missile—A missile designed to be dropped from an aircraft.
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