What explosive is in a Hellfire missile?

What explosive is in a Hellfire missile?

Hellfire II’s semi-active laser variants—AGM-114K high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT), AGM-114KII with external blast fragmentation sleeve, AGM-114M (blast fragmentation), and AGM-114N metal augmented charge (MAC)—achieve pinpoint accuracy by homing in on a reflected laser beam aimed at the target.

What is the effective range of a Hellfire missile?

HELLFIRE II AGM-114R maximum range: Direct fire: 7. 1 km. Indirect fire: 8 km.

How big is a Hellfire missile?

The Hellfire II missile has a length of 1.62m, a diameter of 17.7cm and a wingspan of 0.71m. “The Hellfire II air-to-ground missile system (AGMS) provides heavy anti-armour capability for attack helicopters.” Each Hellfire weighs 45.4kg-49kg including an 8kg-9kg multipurpose warhead.

How are Hellfire missiles guided?

The SAL HELLFIRE II missile is guided by laser energy reflected off the target.

How many missiles can a predator carry?

The MQ-1B Predator is equipped with the Raytheon AN/AAS-52 Multi-spectral Targeting System (MTS-A), which includes Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) video cameras and laser designators. The MQ-1B carries up to two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

What is flying Ginsu?

The United States used a special Hellfire missile, dubbed “the flying Ginsu,” in a retaliatory airstrike against the Islamic State militants in Afghanistan over the weekend, following a suicide bomb attack in Kabul that left 13 US soldiers dead.

Who makes the AGM-114 Hellfire missile?

The AGM-114 Hellfire missiles are manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Credit: USAASC. The AGM-114 Hellfire missiles family includes Hellfire II and Longbow Hellfire missiles. Image courtesy of USAASC.

What does AGM-114L mean?

AGM-114K is a high-explosive anti-tank missile equipped with a tandem shaped-charge warhead to defeat all current and projected armoured threats. The MMW radar Longbow Hellfire (AGM-114L) missile provides fire-and-forget capability even in adverse weather conditions.

What is the range of the AGM-114 longbow?

AGM-114L Hellfire Longbow has a range of 8,000 meters and have fire-and-forget capability. It is using Millimeter-Wave (MMW) radar seeker and can operate in adverse weather conditions with battlefield obscurants.

When were the AGM-114M and CATM 114K missiles delivered?

The CATM-114K training missiles were delivered in April 2000, and the AGM-114M was delivered in December 2000. In FY00, an $20 million was added to provide for the procurement of additional AGM-114K missiles to meet shortages in the inventory.