- Guided Weapon Systems
- Can be carried by units that can transport missiles
Cruise Missiles are powerful surface-to-surface medium-ranged rockets with non-nuclear warheads. Nuclear Submarines and Stealth Bombers are ideal units to transport and launch cruise missiles in situations that call for highly destructive, but not necessarily atomic, weapons.
In World War II, the Germans developed the V-1 missile, which was the precursor to the modern cruise missile developed by the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and ’70s. Carrying either a conventional or a nuclear warhead, they are designed to fly relatively slow and close to the ground, to minimize radar detection.