The AGM-86C is Bowing out of Service

The AGM-86C is Bowing out of Service 27 November, 2019

The missile that started Operation Desert Storm is being retired.

The AGM-86C/D Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM), the non-nuclear sibling of the AGB-86B that remains in service, is being put rest after decades of service.

Pentagon’s Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) marked the birth of GPS-guided munitions. The technology that birthed the modern guided munition retired. The retirement marks end of an era as the munition is used at every US war for last 20 years. The missile was designed in 1974 and entered in serial production in 1980.

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