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HAVE SLICK stealthy, conformal missile

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I'm surprised this does not already have a topic.

HAVE SLICK was the Advanced Dispenser Weapon Technology program. The HAVE SLICK dispenser was a 2000lb-class conformal, stealthy standoff/cruise missile to be integrated with LO launch aircraft. HAVE SLICK was flight tested at Eglin AFB in 1989, program management was by the Eglin Armament Lab under Col. William O'Brien

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http://www.iste.uni-stuttgart.de/ps/AdaBasis/pal_1195/ada/asr/ptrs/atipf88.inf
HAVE SLICK

This program will develop and flight test a 2000 pound class standoff dispenser weapon airframe. The airframe has an asymmetric cross-section to maximize the dispenser's aerodynamic performance. This unique design also allows for very low incarriage drag which improves aircraft performance. The flight control software for real-time guidance, navigation and control subsystems will be written in Ada and executed on a 1750A based microprocessor.
Known papers:
“Winchenbach,G.L., Stephens,M., Hathaway,W.H., Whyte,R.H., Aerodynamic Test Results: Have Slick Configurations, WL/MN-TR-91-78, September 1991.”
http://www.prodas.com/XQ/ASP/P.102/QX/webPageXML4.htm
(I have not been able to get the paper yet)

Budget documents:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IN-HOUSE RDT&E ACTIVITIES
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA240847

Will update later with the PE code when I find it in paper archives.
AvWeek at one point published a photo with a conformal shape under an F-111 that was labelled as HAVE SLICK.

This may be a final HAVE SLICK configuration:
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=7088
 
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Dr K A Wise designed the auto pilot for it. He worked for Boeings Phantom Works on the x-45.
 

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Aviation Week article on Have Slick, 7/2/1990, by David Fulghum:

"Tests begin soon for new weapon to blend into Stealth aircraft skin"

Doesn't appear there's an online option.
 

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A terrible version of the first graphic appears in somebody's Air War College thesis. I'm scanning the hideous mess that is my hard drive for it.
 

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GeorgeA said:
A terrible version of the first graphic appears in somebody's Air War College thesis. I'm scanning the hideous mess that is my hard drive for it.
"BRILLIANT ATTACK:THE NEED FOR AUTONOMOUS STANDOFF WEAPONS IN AIRFIELD ATTACK MISSIONS" Major James Riggins, 1995
 

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Thanks! So I'm assuming you have that one Dan. ;)
 

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http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1996/1996%20-%201502.html?search=JASSM

A MISSILE BASED on the US Air Force's previously classified Have Slick weapon has been submitted by McDonnell Douglas (MDC) for the Royal Air Force's conventional stand-off missile competition (CASOM). The surprise unveiling of the Grand Slam Plus during a two-day lobbying campaign in London revealed a weapon which is substantially more stealthy and 530mm shorter, but with a larger cross-section
and almost double the range of the baseline Grand Slam.

The Have Slick was cancelled in the early 1990s, but not before the conformally carried weapon underwent a series of test flights from a General Dynamics F-111. The US company put in the new bid in February, when it became clear that the original Grand Slam offering, even with the man-in-the-loop guidance option removed and fuel tankage increased, was falling behind rival bidders offering the
near-600km (320nm) range desired, but not specified, by the RAF. Grand Slam Plus (top) outdistances MDC's original bid (below) Release of the weapon for public scrutiny has been delayed by commercial
and military sensitivity surrounding the MDC bid for the USAF/US Navy Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile (JASSM) requirement. Much of the work undertaken for the Have Slick and Grand Slam Plus is reflected in the company's US offering. The Pentagon has decided on the two contractors to be awarded parallel development contracts and an announcement was expected bv 18 June. As part of its UK industrial participation programme, MDC is now guaranteeing that UK companies would supply 25%, by value, of its JASSM missile should it be selected. Equipment in contention for inclusion is headed by a GEC Marconi imaging infra-red seeker similar to that on the Grand Slam.

In the meantime, the RAF is expected to to select from a field of seven contenders by 23 July. MDC chances have been revived by the introduction of the Grand Slam Plus, although the original missile bid, which is cheaper, also remains on the table.

The trapezoidal-shaped Grand Slam Plus has a length of 4.7m and weight of 1,335kg, about 90kg heaver than in the original bid. The subsystems remain the same and the range is constrained only by international arms-limitation agreements — a factor which will need to be resolved if a variant of the weapon is to be widely exportable.
 

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Tests begin soon for new weapon to blend into stealth aircraft skin
AUTHOR(S) Fulghum, D.A.
PUB. DATE July 1990
SOURCE Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/2/90, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE Article
ABSTRACT Describes the United States Air Force's composite-skinned Have Slick missile, a stand-off weapon set to undergo flight tests and designed to blend into the shape of stealth aircraft. Project goals; Planned tests; Capabilities.
 

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From SDASM Archives:

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So basically they would have been bolted to the outside of the weapons bay doors?

Incidentally, the F-117 was considered as a JASSM carrier (internally) for a time, I think they got as far as physical form-fit trials in the pylons.
 

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So basically they would have been bolted to the outside of the weapons bay doors?

Incidentally, the F-117 was considered as a JASSM carrier (internally) for a time, I think they got as far as physical form-fit trials in the pylons.
I think the earlier AGM-137 TASSM was intended to be carried internally, as was the AGM-131 SRAM II.
 
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