|Status:||In Service||In Service / On Order||In Service||In Service||In Service|
|Number:||5,100||1,230 / Unknown||11,200||270||2,400|
|Cost:||$177 mil deal for 700 (2010)||Part of $52 mil for 400 (2002)||$319 mil for 6,928 (2009)||$132 mil (2002)|
|Acquired:||8 batches between 1976-present||3 batches between 2001-2004||3 batches between 1998-2012||2001-2002||2003-2004|
|Status:||In Service||In Service||In Service||In Service||In Service|
|Acquired:||2009-2011||2002-2003||2006||2015||3 batches between 1973-1996|
|General Specs||BGM-71E TOW 2A|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Manufacturer:||Raytheon (Initially designed by Hughes Aircraft)|
|Guidance:||Command to line of sight wire-guided using Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) with second generation infrared and laser rangefinder|
|Range:||213.3 ft (65 m) – 12,303 ft/2.3 miles (3,750 m)|
|Missile length:||50.6 in (128.4 cm)|
|Missile diameter:||8.6 in (21.9 cm)|
|Missile weight:||64.1 lbs (29.1 kg)|
|Launcher length*:||42.5 in (108 cm)|
|Launcher weight*:||204.6 lbs (92.89 kg)|
|Warhead type:||7 lbs (3.2 kg) high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) with standoff probe with precursor charge designed to defeat reactive armor|
|Armor penetration:||27.6 in (700 mm)|
|Missile velocity:||1079 fps (329 mps)|
|Launch platform:||Dismounted tripod, truck or armored vehicle mounted, or helicopter launched|
|Notes:||*Dismounted weapon components includes tripod, fire control system, battery, launch tube, target acquisition system, and reloadable encased missiles|
|Missiles have 15 year shelf life|
|Iran developed its on copy called the ‘Toophan’|
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