AGM-114 Hellfire

Operator: Status: Number: Cost: Acquired: Variants:
Egypt In Service <500 / 356 Part of $488 million AH-64 package (1990); $45 million (1996); $51 million (2009); $57 million (2015) 1994 AGM-114A/K/R3
Iraq In Service / On Order <5500 / 6000 $700 million (2014); $82 million (2015); $800 million (2016) 2009 AGM-114A/K/L/N/R
Israel In Service / On Order <1930 / 2000 $45 million (1995); $50 million (2004); Part of $1.879 billion munition package (2015) 1990 AGM-114C/F/K/L3/R
Jordan In Service <50 2014 AGM-114K/M
Kuwait In Service <788 $868 million (2002); $49 million (2012) 2007 AGM-114K3/R3
Lebanon In Service / On Order ~500/~500 $146 million (2015) 2016 AGM-114R*
Qatar On Order 700 $137 million (2012) AGM-114K3A/R3
Saudi Arabia In Service / On Order <3232 / 1536 Part of $25.6 billion helicopter package (2010); Part of $3.3 billion AH-64E package (2010); Part of $1.9 billion MH-60R package (2015) 1993 AGM-114A/K/R
Tunisia On Order 100 Part of $700 million UH-60M package (2014) AGM-114R
Turkey In Service 200 $6.7 million (1999) 2000 AGM-114K/M
United Arab Emirates In Service / On Order <651 / 4000 Part of $526 equipment package (2009); $65 million (2011); $476 million (2016) 1993 AGM-114K/L3/M3/N/R3
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Type: Air-to-surface missile with variants for anti-armor, buildings, soft-skin vehicles, and multipurpose use
Introduced: 1982
Guidance: Semi-active laser (Hellfire II) or millimeter wave radar (Longbow)
Range: 4.97 miles (8 km)
Length: 64-69 in (162.6-175.3 cm)
Diameter: 7 in (17.8 cm)
Weight: 99.8-107 lbs (45.3-48.5 kg)
Warhead type: AGM-114A/B/C: 18 lb single shaped-charge (HEAT, non-reactive armor)
AGM-114F/K/L: 20 lb tandem high explosive charge (HEAT, reactive armor)
AGM-114M: Blast fragmentation (soft targets)
AGM-114N: Metal agumented charge (urban structures, bunkers, radar sites, communication installations, and bridges)
AGM-114R: Integrated blast frag sleeve (multipurpose)
Fuse: Impact fuse; AGM-114N & R use a variable-delay fuse
Speed: Mach 1.3 (997.5 mph / 1,605.2 km/h)
Propulsion: Solid-propellant rocket
Launch platform: AH-6i, AH-1, AH-1W, AH-64A, AH-64D, AH-64E, T129, IA-407, 407MRH, OH-58D, AH-60, UH-60M, MH-60R, S-70B, AC-208B, AT-802U, A-29, MQ-1B, MQ-1C, MQ-9

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Lebanon Receives Third Hellfire-Capable Cessna

The United States formally handed over a third Cessna 208B Caravan turboprop aircraft (L-403) on 19 December that can launch AGM-114 Hellfire laser-guided missiles to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). “This Cessna that we see here today will be equipped with Hellfire missiles and a day-time/night-time targeting system,” US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard said during the […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $12 Million to Provide Hellfire Missile Launchers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Others

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,282,400 modification (P00031) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Italy, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Jordan) contract W31P4Q-15-C-0043 to exercise option two for 100 Hellfire M299 launchers.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2019.  Multiple fiscal year other funds in […]

State Department Approves $476 Million Sale of Hellfire Missiles to the UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles and equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $476 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 11, 2016. […]

State Department Approves $101 Million Sale of Kiowa Helicopters to Tunisia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Aircraft and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $100.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Tunisia has requested a […]

ISIS, Global Threats Boost US Arms Exports

A wide range of global threats posed by Islamic State militants and nations like Iran are continuing to fuel the sale of American-made arms around the world. Despite slower domestic sales in the U.S., the foreign market remains ripe. Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, reported that foreign orders made up 21 percent of the […]

State Department Approves $750 Million Sale of Hellfire Missiles to Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on January 6, 2016. The Government of […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $318 Million to Provide Hellfire Missiles to the U.S. Military, Egypt, Iraq, Others

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $318,339,617 modification (P00001) to foreign military sales (partial) contract W31P4Q-15-C-0151 for Hellfire II missile hardware/component production requirements for the Army, Air Force, and foreign military sales customers Korea, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, India, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Indonesia.  Work will be performed in Orlando and Ocala, Florida; and […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $27 Million to Provide Hellfire Missile Components to Qatar, Tunisia, and Pakistan

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $27,398,365 modification (P00009) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-15-C-0043 (Pakistan, Qatar, Tunisia) for Hellfire missile launch electronic assemblies and upper harnesses.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 other procurement funds in […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $376 Million to Provide Hellfire Missiles to Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Others

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $375,804,316 undefinitized firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia, Indonesia, Iraq) for Hellfire II missiles in containers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2017.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds not […]

U.S. Security Cooperation With Iraq

The United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States, we remain dedicated to helping Iraq improve security, maintain sovereignty, and push back against terrorism, most recently ISIL. U.S. security cooperation activities are increasing the Iraqi Security Forces’ […]

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

Growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear program and other potential military threats from Tehran have made the Middle East one of the most active arms markets in world. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Middle East was the second largest market for major arms imports in 2013. A week ago, the small Gulf nation […]