The U.S. Air Force is conducting a shoot-off of two warheads at Eglin AFB, Fla., for the new AGM-86D penetrator variant of the Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM). The tests, to gather performance and cost-benefit data, are comparing the Advanced Unitary Penetrator (AUP) 3M from Lockheed Martin and the Multiple Warhead System (MWS) from British Aerospace and Matra of France. The Pentagon began pursuing a hard target variant of the CALCM after the Gulf War, which ...

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