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.[1] The missile uses technology developed for the Joint Common Missile (JCM) and Precision Attack Missile (PAM) programs.

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Launch platforms (planned)

Specifications

  • 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.[3]

Program status

  • December 2005 - Successful test firing from rotary-wing UAV.[4][5]

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