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Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles

Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles

Block IV Cutaway (click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the current generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles. The BGM-109 Tomahawk family began life in the 1980s as sub-sonic, low-flying nuclear strike weapons, before being developed into long-range...

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Up to $11.9B for B-52H Maintenance & Modernization

Up to $11.9B for B-52H Maintenance & Modernization

B-52H: flyin' low, dyin' slow... (click to view full) Officially, it's the B-52H Stratofortress. Unofficially, it's the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat F--cker). Either way, this subsonic heavy bomber remains the mainstay of the U.S. strategic fleet after more than 50 years of...

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RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs

RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs

RQ-4A Global Hawk (click to view full) Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV has established a dominant position in the High Altitude/ Long Endurance UAV market. While they are not cheap, they are uniquely capable. During Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the system...

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Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile

Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile

Javelin, firing (click to view full) The FGM-148 Javelin missile system aimed to solve 2 key problems experienced by American forces. One was a series of disastrous experiences in Vietnam, trying to use 66mm M72 LAW rockets against old Soviet tanks. A number of...

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