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Author Kemburi, Kalyan M., author

Title Diffusion of high-speed cruise missiles in Asia : strategic and operational implications / Kalyan M. Kemburi
Published Singapore : S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (12 pages)
Series Policy brief (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)
Policy brief (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)
Summary In the last twenty years, sub-sonic cruise missiles emerged as a coercive political tool and a versatile military weapon, which propelled several countries to develop these weapon systems. However, the increasingly deployment of active-counter measures and passive defenses along with emergence of new operational requirements have intensified efforts in the direction of high-speed cruise missiles, powered by supersonic and hypersonic propulsions. This policy brief evaluates the operational utility and technological feasibility of developing high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems for land-attack cruise missile (LACM). The policy brief concludes that due to technological factors and operational opportunities offered by supersonics, over this decade LACM powered by supersonic engines would increasingly become an attractive option and feasible complement for the existing systems involved in generating firepower
Notes "December 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (RSIS, viewed January 22, 2015)
Subject Cruise missiles
Tactical missiles -- Design and construction
Cruise missiles.
Form Electronic book
Author S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, publisher