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French cruise missile. Tactical nuclear. ASMP-A is improved version expected to enter service in 2008.

The first 18 nuclear-tipped missiles were equipped with the TN-80 warhead (300 KT). The TN-80 warhead was subsequently replaced by an improved version, the TN-81 (300 KT as well). The TN-80s were disassembled. A total of 65 TN-81s were produced.

Standard warhead: 140 kg (300 lb). Maximum range: 240 km (140 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard warhead: TN-81. Warhead yield: 300 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 3,390 kph (2,100 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1986.

Location: Chatillon, France.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 857 kg (1,889 lb).
Payload: 140 kg (300 lb).
Height: 5.38 m (17.65 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Span: 0.98 m (3.21 ft).

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