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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DoD Awards $69 Million Contract for Hellfire Missiles for Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Hellfire Systems LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $68,721,521 modification (P00104) to firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-11-C-0242 to acquire 1,361 Hellfire II tactical missiles in containers and air-to ground missiles: model AGM-114R, AGM-114R-3, AGM-114P-4A, TGM M36E7, and ATM-114Q-6. The countries involved in this foreign military sales contract are Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and […]

U.S. Halts Missile Transfer Requested By Israel

The White House has instructed the Pentagon and the U.S. military to put on hold a transfer of Hellfire missiles that Israel had requested during its recent operation in the Gaza Strip, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, White House officials were dismayed to discover how little […]

State Department Approves Sale of 5000 Hellfire Missiles for Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 28, 2014. The Government […]

Tunisia Requests Black Hawk Helicopters

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Sale of 4,000 U.S. Missiles to Iraq Is Readied

The State Department has told lawmakers informally that the Obama administration wants to sell Iraq more than 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles for the government’s fight against Islamic insurgents, according to people familiar with the plan. Sale of the laser-guided missiles made by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) would be in addition to 500 previously purchased, of which about 400 have […]

Iraqi Military Out of Hellfires in Battle Against ISIS

The Iraqi military ran out of Hellfire missiles six days ago, and though the U.S. is rushing more missiles into the country, Iraq has only two modified Cessna aircraft to launch them in their battle against the radical Islamic militia ISIS. ISIS has damaged 28 tanks and shot down three helicopters, a significant percentage of the government […]

ATK Delivers Fully Outfitted Light Gunship to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

ATK, a leader in weaponized, special-mission aircraft, in conjunction with King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), has delivered the first modified CASA-235 light gunship aircraft to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ATK was awarded a contract by KADDB to modify two of the country’s CASA-235 transport aircraft into highly capable and cost-effective special mission […]

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 […]