Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) in its first flight show the weapon off the Naval Air Weapons Center at Point Mugu, Calif. During the 12-min., 100-mi. flight, the missile went through a number of preprogrammed course and altitude changes after launch from an F/A-18. SLAM ER is designed to provide a precision strike capability against high-value targets, even in darkness and bad weather, using an imaging infrared seeker. Key test objectives for the first flight included wing ...

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