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Wait, how are you using the SLAM-ER already? I didn't think that was released yet. :P

 

All right, let's call it AGM84E. I thought all versions were capable of cruising at very low altitudes and not just over the pancake terrain.

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How would AGM-84E SLAM be capable of terrain following? It has no onboard radar and afaik it has no onboard DTED either. Its up to the pilot to employ it responsibly.

 

Yea, it's a long range Walleye;)

I did employ it responsibly... eventually, from 33k feet, 60deg term angle, high flt profile.

In the mountains, it was basically line of sight. Oh well:noexpression:

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Does the AGM-84E not have a RADAR altimeter?

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Don't use it in the hills;)

Now, that I mentioned it... Is there any weapon in DCS capable of terrain following?

 

Hi

 

it would not be accurate for the SLAM to have terrain following

 

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Hi

 

it would not be accurate for the SLAM to have terrain following

 

thanks

 

Really? I found this. Check the middle of the paragraph about the "New Planar Wings". What did I miss here? They do seem to be talking about the SLAM-ER version.

 

"Description: SLAM-Expanded Response (ER) is Naval Aviation's follow-on to the SLAM Stand-off Outside Area Defense (SOAD) weapon. It is a day/night, adverse-weather, precision-strike weapon with over-the-horizon range. SLAM is based on the highly successful and reliable Harpoon anti-ship missile, with a Global Positioning System-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) for mid-course guidance, and a Maverick Imaging Infrared sensor and a Walleye data link for precise, "man-in-the-loop" terminal guidance. SLAM-ER, an evolutionary upgrade of SLAM, provides the Navy and Marine Corps with a major improvement in precision strike capability. A modified Tomahawk warhead improves lethality and penetration. New planar wings double the range and allow terrain-following flight. Mission planning time has been reduced to less than 30 minutes, and targeting has been improved via a "freeze frame" command that reduces pilot workload.

SLAM-ER+ will also incorporate Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA), making it an autonomous weapon and enhancing the missile's capability against small targets and targets in urban environments. ATA uses a matching algorithm to recognize both the aimpoint as well as the surrounding scene, reducing the requirement for manual pilot intervention via a data link.

Program Status: SLAM Initial Operational Capability (IOC) was in 1991. Procurements of SLAM have been 75 units each in FY 1994 and 1995. SLAM-ER has successfully completed developmental testing (with five-of-five successful missions), and has begun operational testing; IOC is planned for FY 1998. SLAM-ER+ will enter production in the fourth quarter FY 1998.

Developer/Manufacturer: Boeing, St. Louis, Missouri.

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To make terrain following, missile need added TERCOM (Terrain Contour Matching) as Tomahawk cruise missile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TERCOM

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