Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile
The Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile (PAASM) is a weapon system currently under development by Raytheon which is designed to defeat armored vehicles, buildings, hardened bunkers and small naval targets. The missile uses technology developed for the Joint Common Missile (JCM) and Precision Attack Missile (PAM) programs.
Launch platforms (planned)
- Length: 63-66 in.
- Diameter: 7 in.
- Weight: 115-120 lb.
- Range: 20+ km.
- Guidance: Tri-Mode millimeter wave (MMW) active radar homing, imaging infrared (IIR) and semi-active laser (SAL) seeker.
- ^ PAASM - Defense Update
- ^ "Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile (PDF) - Raytheon". http://www.raytheon.com/media/pas07/pdf/paasm.pdf.
- ^ "Precision attack Missiles at AUSA 06 - Defense Update". http://www.defense-update.com/events/2006/summary/ausa06missiles.htm.
- ^ "Raytheon's Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile Successfully Fired from Rotary Wing Aircraft - Raytheon PR". http://investor.raytheon.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=84193&p=irol-newsarticle_print&ID=797251.
- ^ "Raytheon test fires precision missile at White Sands range - Flight Magazine". http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2006/01/03/203852/raytheon-test-fires-precision-missile-at-white-sands-range.html.
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