P Soft Pad
Capable of being launched from more than one environment.
Stored horizontally or at less than a 45-degree angle in a protective enclosure
and launched from the ground.
Carried and launched by one man.
Launched from a ground vehicle or movable platform.
Partially or non-protected in storage and launched from the ground.
Launched from a submarine or other underwater device.
Launched from a surface vessel, such as a ship or barge.
E Special Electronic
G Surface Attack
U Underwater Attack
Vehicles designed or modified to confuse, deceive, or divert enemy defenses
by simulating an attack vehicle.
communications, countermeasures, and electronic relay missions.
Vehicles designed to destroy enemy land or sea targets.
Vehicles designed to intercept aerial targets in defensive roles.
Vehicles designed for target reconnaissance or surveillance.
Vehicles designed to be modified for training purposes.
Vehicles designed to destroy enemy submarines or other underwater targets or
to detonate underwater.
Vehicles designed to observe, record, or relay data pertaining to
M Guided Missile
An unmanned, self-propelled vehicle with remote or internal trajectory
A self-propelled vehicle whose flight trajectory cannot be altered after launch.
A non-orbital instrumented vehicle to monitor and transmit environmental
NOTE: The designations listed in the above table cover all the guided missiles and rockets used within
the Department of Defense. Therefore, the Navy may not use all designations listed.
Table 3-1.Guided Missile and Rocket Designations