Air-launched cruise missile

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An AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile in flight (1980)

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

Specific types of ALCMs (current, past and under development) include:

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