Tomahawk Cruise Missile
The Tomahawk long range, subsonic cruise missile can attack targets on land (Tomahawk Land
Attack Missile (TLAM)) and at sea (Tomahawk Anti-Ship Missile (TASM)).
The TLAM can be fitted with either conventional unitary warhead
(TLAM\C), nuclear warhead (TLAM\N) or submunition dispenser (TLAM\D). On 27 September 1991
President Bush announced a number of initiatives affecting the entire spectrum of US nuclear weapons. The United States removed all tactical nuclear weapons, including nuclear cruise missiles, from its surface ships and attack submarines. The nuclear equiped UGM-109A TLAM-N Tomahawk was withdrawn from service in 1992, though conventional versions remain operational.
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