Service: U.S. Navy
Contractor: Hughes Aircraft Co.
Cost per unit: $750,000
Length: 18 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 2,630 pounds
Range: For land attack, 690 miles
Speed: 550 mph
Warhead: 1,000 pounds
How it works
It has a guidance system with components that make course corrections for pinpoint accuracy. To determine the missile's location, one component compares terrain with satellite photographs of Earth stored in on-board computers. Another component receives data from satellites that provide guidance.
The Tomahawk is difficult to detect because of its small profile on radar, low-altitude flight and turbofan engine, which gives off little heat that can be picked up by infrared detectors.
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