is an upgrade to the SLAM missile which adds Tomahawk derivative planar wings to increase flight range to more than 150 nautical miles and a titanium warhead for increased hardened target penetration.
(28.) Jane's All the World's Aircraft reports the combat radii and payloads of US fighter aircraft as follows: F-16: 780 miles with two tons; F-15E: 790 miles with 12 tons; F-18E/ F: 1,087 miles with two SLAM-ER
missiles (one ton); and F-35: 690 miles with two tons.
is a long missile, and we had our doubts on how it would fly.
At press time, no further details were available from Boeing regarding its offering of the SLAM-ER
for this program.
Louis, MO) Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER
) team successfully demonstrated its new retargeting capability recently at Point Mugu, CA.
The MPS project will provide every fleet Viking with the capability to carry, target and launch the AGM-65E Laser Maverick and AGM-65F IR (infrared) Maverick air-to-surface missiles, as well as the AGM-84H/K Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER
The Harpoon and Stand-Off Land Attack Missile--Expanded Response (SLAM-ER
) missiles are derivatives from the original Harpoon, which was conceived in 1965.
the swing-wing, turbojet-powered 725 kg Boeing AGM-84K Slam-ER
(Harpoon derivative) has the advantage that it is already integrated on the US Navy's Hornet and Orion.
Emphasizing the changing role of the maritime-patrol aircraft, the Navy recently concluded successful integration of the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER
) with the P-3C aircraft.
The testing phase also marked the first time the SLAM-ER
was launched from an S-3 Viking.
Armament: 20mm MK-61 Vulcan cannon; Sidewinder, Sparrow and AMRAAM air-to-air missiles; Maverick, Harpoon, HARM, SLAM-ER
and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM); and other bombs and rockets.