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Cruise missile

A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight.

Cruise missiles are, in essence, unmanned aircraft.

They are generally designed to carry a large conventional or nuclear warhead many hundreds of miles with excellent accuracy.

Modern cruise missiles normally travel at high subsonic speeds, are self-navigating, and fly low in order to avoid radar detection.

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