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Ground Launched Cruise Missile

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Ground Launched Cruise Missile

Not to be confused with surface to air missile, air launched cruise missile, unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, or target drone.

A ground launched cruise missile (GLCM) is an unmanned aircraft for military attack (e.g., ""pilotless bomber"/"surface-to-surface missile") which uses aerodynamic lift in flight[1] after being launched (usually by firing) from a surface (ground or sea) launcher or site. GLCMs generally used automatic flight control, some GLCMs used airburst nuclear detonations to damage the surface target,[1]:12 and GLCMs include the following:


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