Air-launched cruise missile

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"ALCM" redirects here. For the US AGM-86 ALCM, see AGM-86 ALCM. For the Associates of the London College of Music, see London College of Music Examinations.
An AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile in flight (1980)

An air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) is a cruise missile that is launched from an aircraft. Current versions are typically standoff weapons which are used to attack predetermined land targets with conventional or nuclear payloads.

Specific types of ALCMs include:

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