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  • a  operating from or designed to be fired from aircraft at targets on the ground
    air-to-surface missiles

  • The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
  • Western analysts have not yet fully evaluated its functions, but it seems to carry antisubmarine weapons and both air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles.
  • Some of the SAM sites were probably wiped out by Maverick air-to-surface missiles, or "smart" bombs, some of which are guided along a pinpoint beam of laser light to within a few .
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  • Franz Josef Jung in Deutsche Welle
    We no longer plan to use Wittstock as an air-to-surface bombing exercise site,Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung said in Berlin.
  • Brendan Nelson in The Age
    Georgia's civil aviation radars registered that at 1420 GMT a SU-24 jet crossed the Georgian border. The jet dropped a guided air-to-surface missile at this exact place. At the moment specialists are defining the type and model of the missile. The... Vano Merabishvili RussiaToday Aug 6, 2007 2291 3098 air-to-surface Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile (or JASSM) has been selected as the new long range air-to-surface missile to equip the Australian Defence Force's F/A-18 Hornet fleet," Defence Minister Brendan Nelson said in a statement.

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