Anti-ship missile

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Anti-ship missiles (AShM) are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats.wikipedia
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Sea skimming

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Most anti-ship missiles are of the sea skimming variety, and many use a combination of inertial guidance and active radar homing.
Sea skimming is a technique many anti-ship missiles and some fighter or strike aircraft use to avoid radar, infrared detection, and to lower probability of being shot down during their approach to the target.

Missile

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Anti-ship missiles (AShM) are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats.
Missiles come in types adapted for different purposes: surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.), surface-to-air missiles (and anti-ballistic), air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite weapons.

Fritz X

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These saw some success in the Mediterranean Theater in 1943–44, sinking or heavily damaging at least 31 ships with the Henschel Hs 293 and more than seven with the Fritz X, such as the Italian battleship Roma or the cruiser.
Along with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) similar Azon weapon of the same period, it is one of the forerunners of modern anti-ship missiles and precision-guided weapons.

Active radar homing

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Most anti-ship missiles are of the sea skimming variety, and many use a combination of inertial guidance and active radar homing.
Most anti-ship missiles use active radar homing for terminal guidance.

Anti-submarine missile

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A typical abbreviation for the phrase "anti-ship missile" is AShM or ASHM, it used to avoid confusion with air-to-surface missiles (ASMs), anti-submarine missiles (Anti-Submarine Warfare Missiles (ASWMs)) and anti-satellite missiles (ASatMs or ASATMs).
Often a variant of anti-ship missile designs an anti-submarine systems typically use a jet or rocket engine, to deliver: an explosive warhead aimed directly at a submarine; a depth charge, or; a homing torpedo that is carried from a launch ship, or other platform, to the vicinity of a target.

Air-to-surface missile

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A typical abbreviation for the phrase "anti-ship missile" is AShM or ASHM, it used to avoid confusion with air-to-surface missiles (ASMs), anti-submarine missiles (Anti-Submarine Warfare Missiles (ASWMs)) and anti-satellite missiles (ASatMs or ASATMs).
Other missiles used in both roles include the Penguin and AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

KS-1 Komet

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Further products were to follow, and they were soon loaded onto the Soviet Air Force's Tu-95 Bear and Tu-22 Blinder bombers, in the case of the air-launched KS-1 Komet.
The Raduga KS-1 Komet (КС-1 "Комета", NATO reporting name: Kennel), also referred to as AS-1 and KS-1 (крылатый снаряд - winged projectile) was a short range air-to-surface missile (primarily used for anti-ship missions) developed by the Soviet Union.

Exocet

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The British warship, a Type 42 destroyer, was struck by a single air-launched Exocet AShM, she later sank as a result of the damage that she sustained.
The Exocet (French for "flying fish" ) is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Military aircraft

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These all used radio command-guidance from the bombardiers of the warplanes that launched them.
Also included among combat aircraft are long-range maritime patrol aircraft, such as the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod and the S-3 Viking that are often equipped to attack with anti-ship missiles and anti-submarine weapons.

AGM-123 Skipper II

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The US Navy hit the Iranian Navy frigate with three Harpoon missiles, four AGM-123 Skipper rocket-propelled bombs, a Walleye TV-guided bomb, and several 1,000 lb "iron bombs".
The Skipper was intended as an anti-ship weapon, capable of disabling the largest vessels with a 1,000-lb (450-kg) impact-fuzed warhead.

P-700 Granit

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The P-700 Granit (П-700 "Гранит"; granite) is a Soviet and Russian naval anti-ship cruise missile.

3M22 Zircon

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The 3M22 Zircon also spelled as 3M22 Tsirkon (Циркон, NATO reporting name: SS-N-33) is a scramjet powered maneuvering anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile developed by Russia.

Harpoon (missile)

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The US Navy hit the Iranian Navy frigate with three Harpoon missiles, four AGM-123 Skipper rocket-propelled bombs, a Walleye TV-guided bomb, and several 1,000 lb "iron bombs".
The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security).

ASM-3

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The ASM-3 is an supersonic anti-ship missile being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to replace the ASM-1 and ASM-2 missiles.

Type 80 Air-to-Ship Missile

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Type 80 Air-to-Ship Missile (80式空対艦誘導弾, ASM-1) is an air-launched Air-to-ship missile developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Penguin (missile)

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The Penguin anti-ship missile, designated AGM-119 by the U.S. military, is a Norwegian passive IR seeker-based short-to-medium range anti-ship guided missile, designed for naval use.

Naval Strike Missile

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The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is an anti-ship and land-attack missile developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA).

Hsiung Feng I

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The Hsiung Feng I (HF-1) (雄風一型, "Brave Wind I") is an anti-ship missile system developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology in Taiwan ROC between 1975 and 1978 in response to the SY-1 missile being introduced into service with the opposing People's Liberation Army Navy.

Type 93 Air-to-Ship Missile

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The Type 93 Air-to-Ship Missile (93式空対艦誘導弾, ASM-2) is an Air-to-ship missile developed in Japan.

Submarine

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Many anti-ship missiles can be launched from a variety of weapons systems including surface warships (they can then be referred to as ship-to-ship missiles), submarines, bombers, fighter planes, patrol planes, helicopters, shore batteries, land vehicles, and conceivably, even by infantrymen firing shoulder-launched missiles.
They were the forerunners of modern submarine-launched cruise missiles, which can be fired from the torpedo tubes of submerged submarines, for example the US BGM-109 Tomahawk and Russian RPK-2 Viyuga and versions of surface-to-surface anti-ship missiles such as the Exocet and Harpoon, encapsulated for submarine launch.

Pakistan Navy

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These raids resulted in the destruction or crippling of approximately two thirds of the Pakistani Navy.
In 1974, the Naval Aviation branch was established with the transfer of the Westland Sea King helicopters from the United Kingdom in 1975, followed by test firing the surface-to-ship Exocet missile as a befitting response to the Indian Navy in 1979.

Coastal artillery

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Many anti-ship missiles can be launched from a variety of weapons systems including surface warships (they can then be referred to as ship-to-ship missiles), submarines, bombers, fighter planes, patrol planes, helicopters, shore batteries, land vehicles, and conceivably, even by infantrymen firing shoulder-launched missiles.
In countries where coastal artillery has not been disbanded, these forces have acquired amphibious or anti-ship missile capabilities.

Type 91 Air-to-Ship Missile

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The Type 91 Air-to-Ship Missile (91式空対艦誘導弾, ASM-1C) is an Air-to-ship missile developed in Japan.

Battle of Latakia

The Battle of Latakia in 1973 (during the Yom Kippur/Ramadan War) was the scene of the world's first combat between missile boats.
The Syrian missile boats were equipped with Soviet manufactured P-15 Termit (NATO reporting name: SS-N-2 Styx) anti-ship missiles with twice the range of the Israeli Gabriel anti-ship missiles.

AS.34 Kormoran

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The AS.34 Kormoran (cormorant) is a German-produced anti-ship missile.