A new era in U.S. Navy anti-ship firepower opened quietly at the end of last year. The AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) became operational on B-1Bs operated by the 28th Bomb Wing in South Dakota. The heavy bomber first demonstrated a maritime strike capability in 2005, sinking several small target vessels with guided anti-tank munitions dispensed from a CBU-105 cluster bomb. Fourteen years later, the Air Force now has a fleet carrying a dedicated anti-ship cruise ...

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