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The AGM-84K Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) is an air-launched precision-guided Standoff Outside of Area Defense (SOAD) missile. The SLAM-ER is a day/night adverse weather, over the horizon missile for land attack targets and anti-ship missions.
The AGM-84K is an improved version of the AGM-84 SLAM, developed by developed by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems for the United States Navy.
The basic SLAM missile was designed on the basic of the Harpoon missile due to operational requirements of the US Navy. The SLAM missile was used by the F/A-18 and A-6 during Operation Dessert Storm. In 1994, the "GO" was given to proceed development and accelerate SLAM-ER production. The SLAM-ER has an improved range, accuracy and warhead penetration.
The SLAM-ER can be used from the F/A-18C/D, F/A-18F, P-3 Orion and S-3 Viking. The SLAM-ER is also used by the Republic Air Force of (South) Korea which uses the AGM-84L SLAM-ER from their F-15K.
AGM-84 under the right wing of a US Navy F/A-18C
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