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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