Tactical Tomahawk RGM-109E/UGM-109E Missile (TACTOM)
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NAVY PEO (UNMANNED AVIATION AND STRIKE WEAPONS) PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The Tactical Tomahawk RGM-109EUGM-109E Missile TACTOM counters threats against United States Forces by destroying fixed and mobile targets, which include command, control and logistic systems, industrial and other high value targets, and fixed and mobile defense systems. The Tomahawk Weapons System TWS consists of the TACTOM missile, the Tomahawk Command and Control System TC2S, and the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System TTWCS. TACTOM is an Acquisition Category ACAT IC program, TC2S is an ACAT II program, and TTWCS is an ACAT III program. TACTOM provides major modernization to the existing Tomahawk technology by increasing responsiveness and flexibility at a more affordable production unit cost. Key elements of the TACTOM design are an improved navigation and guidance computer, improved anti-jam Global Positioning System capability, improved responsiveness and flexibility through two-way satellite communications for in-flight re-targeting, a loiter capability, and the ability to send a single-frame Battle Damage Indication Image of over-flown areas prior to impact. Modern manufacturing techniques and Commercial Off-the-ShelfGovernment Off-the- Shelf hardware provide this improved capability. Additionally, the life cycle costs are significantly reduced by extending the re-certification interval from eight years for the currently fielded Block III to 15 years for TACTOM. TACTOM will maximize the use of existing TWS program and logistic support.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Guided Missiles