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The AGM-114 Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) first developed for anti-armor use, but later models were developed for precision strikes against other target types. It was originally developed under the name Helicopter Launched, Fire and Forget Missile, which led to the acronym 'Hellfire' that became the missile's formal name. It has multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike capability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms. The Hellfire missile is the primary 100-pound (45 kg) class air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United States and many other nations. It is manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

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Why does it matter to people who are killed whether it was by bullets, bombs, missiles, or chemicals? Why is it so bad to use chemicals instead of Hellfire missiles? Why is it OK for Washington and Israel to blow up schools, hospitals, weddings, funerals, market places, and homes full of women and ...
US President Donald Trump has told Russia to "get ready" for a missile strike on its ally Syria in response to a recent alleged chemical attack near Damascus. Indications suggest that the type of strike .... It carries "tank-busting" Hellfire missiles, according to the Royal Navy. The UK's Rivet Joint ... war

The Army is also planning to plus-up its Hellfire missiles, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) and Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) stock, which means more business for Orbital as well which supplies rocket motors for Hellfire and GMLRS and will also supply the rocket motor for ...
A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. The drones impacted to date by Russian jamming are smaller surveillance aircraft, as opposed to the larger ... Syria
And, after checking for any signs of civilian life in the area, the drone was then destroyed by a direct hit from a Hellfire missile. Video footage shows them focusing on the target before the missile is launched. The drone is destroyed in a huge explosion which leaves thick black smoke covering the area. ISIS
At work, Jim Skorpik's nickname is a handle better known for missiles: “Hellfire.” As a longtime federal electrical engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., he's developed sensors to track missiles' readiness for battle that measure heat or impacts that could damage them. ISIS

Each General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone is equipped with two Hellfire missiles, which can be used against trucks suspected of violating hours-of-service. According to ... The ELD's GPS pings help guide the drones to their targets, and the driver receives no advance warning of an incoming missile. ISIS
“The last iteration of the Predator was designed to carry up to two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. I don't see why zero gravity should hamper the ballistics for that kind of firepower,” he said. Sending Predators to space would also solve a surplus problem for the U.S. military. In March, the Defense Department ... ISIS
Today, Brig. Gen. McIntire told me, Army field artillery and air & missile defense are like two boxers, one who can only punch and the other who can only block. "We've got to have one boxer that has the ability to strike and block simultaneously," he said. "That's the speed that we're going to need in the future ... ISIS
A portion of the Iraqi AC-208 fleet is equipped to carry Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, but that 55kg-class missile is not among the weapons included in the USAF's “sources sought” document for the next batch of 22 AC-208s. Instead, the USAF plans to enable the AC-208s to carry the 70mm ... ISIS
As a standoff missile, its range is also superior to the Hellfire. Standoff missiles, particularly the SGM, essentially act as small precision cruise missiles and glide bombs, and are often compared to short-range ballistic missiles. The lattice control fins at the end of the missile are similar to the GBU 43/B ... ISIS
... kill the Soviet tanks of World War II, replacing a combination of the AH-1 Cobra and the BGM-71 TOW missile. But the Hellfire has proven to be far more versatile. Don't get us wrong, the Hellfire was indeed a very capable tank killer. As many as 4,000 missiles were fired during Operation Desert Storm and as many as 90% ... ISIS
When it was first designed, the AGM-114 Hellfire missile was intended to give the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter a way to kill the Soviet tanks of World War II, ... As many as 4,000 missiles were fired during Operation Desert Storm and as many as 90% of those hit their targets, which ranged from tanks ... US military
The Eliminator™ is able to find, fix, identify, track, target, and engage emerging and time-sensitive targets with its 2.75″ guided rockets and/or AGM-114 HELLFIRE missile payload, based on mission requirements. The Afghans have been conducting about 40 strikes a week, almost double the roughly 25 ... US military
Unlike the civilian surveillance planes, the Eliminators' sensors have integrated laser designators for targeting weapons: four Hellfire missiles and two 70mm rocket pods. The Cessnas also sport ballistic panels to protect the crew and equipment from small-arms fire, a missile-warning system, and missile ... US military
Equipped to carry four AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and two 70mm rocket pods capable of carrying a variety of precision rockets, the Eliminator will head into the fight alongside the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft that Afghan pilots already operate, allowing the two planes to team up while allowing the pilots to be ... US military
I'm so proud of the students from Parkland, Florida, speaking truth to power and not accepting the nonsensical responses given to them by elected officials and the NRA. Suggesting that teachers should be armed with a pistol in order to confront a shooter with an AR-15 is like inviting them to bring a knife to ... US military

Typically a Reaper's external payload totals no more than about 2,500lbs on a strike mission, but that enables the Reaper to carry four Hellfire missiles and a pair of harder-hitting 500lb Paveways or JDAMs. In the future, guided micro-munitions will give Reapers a deeper and more flexible magazine. US military
A split second later, a Hellfire missile, the first ever launched by a unmanned aircraft system in flight, streaked from beneath its wing to hit a target a few miles away. It was a shot heard ... Predator aircraft have flown more than 2 million hours and fired countless Hellfire missiles in support of the war on terror. US military
A MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a combat mission over Afghanistan. Lt. Col.. Leslie ... "The fighters were busy in their routine activities when the drone fired four missiles on the camp and killed twenty-one militants on the spot.". US military
See what the man who fired the Predator's first Hellfire missile — and took a huge career risk leaving the special operations community and ... Operators at Creech will still fly the MQ-9 Reaper, the Predator's bigger little brother, a derivative that can carry four instead of two Hellfire missiles as well as two ... US military
No details as to the type or capabilities of the proposed AAM were disclosed, neither were proposed development and fielding timelines or contract values. The Reaper can currently carry up to 16 Lockheed Martin AGM-114P Hellfire missiles. It has also been cleared for the carriage of two GBU-12 Paveway ... US military
U.S. Army soldiers load an AGM-114 Hellfire missile on an AH-64E Apache helicopter in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. ... And while 18 missiles were launched from an AH-64E Apache attack helicopter during tests, one of the four launches with a live warhead failed to detonate, according to the ... US military
4,338 Hellfire missiles. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division load an AGM-114 Hellfire missile on an AH-64E Apache helicopter in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. US Army. Hellfire missiles have proven to be absolutely essential for ... US military
It will replace several air-launched missiles, including the AGM-114 Hellfire, which has seen extensive use in the campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The versatility and simplicity of the new missile won high marks from pilots testing it. “Before, we had to put a lot of thought into, 'What do I need? US military
It will replace several air-launched missiles, including the AGM-114 Hellfire, which has seen extensive use in the campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The versatility and simplicity of the new missile won high marks from pilots testing it. "Before, we had to put a lot of thought into, 'What do I need?' US military
Chuck Worshim, project manager for cruise missile defense systems with the Army's Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, who spoke to Defense ... Boeing and GDLS brought their Avenger/Stryker solution again to Global Force loaded with Longbow Hellfire missiles as well as Stinger missiles. US military
... with the missiles, known as SGMs, until 2022. USSOCOM will buy 700 SGMs in the first two years, then 900 in 2020, and then 1,000 for the remaining two years, according to IHS Janes. Dynetics' SGM is a small standoff missile. At just 42 inches long, it is smaller than the Hellfire, but packed with 16 more ... US military
Modular missiles would have greater range than the current Hellfire and JAGM — about eight kilometers — and plug-and-play warheads “from flares to flechettes,” from anti-aircraft to anti-tank, so the missile can be tailored to the mission, avoiding costly overkill. Blowing up terrorists in a pickup truck doesn't ... US military
Dynetics' SGM is a small standoff missile. At just 42 inches long, it is smaller than the Hellfire, but packed with 16 more pounds of explosives. As a standoff missile, its range is also superior to the Hellfire. Standoff missiles, particularly the SGM, essentially act as small precision cruise missiles and glide ... US military
The low- and slow-flying Apaches could have provided more close-in fire support with Hellfire missiles, laser-guided rockets, and their 30mm cannon, as well. It's not clear how close the enemy force actually got to SDF- and America-occupied positions, though. U.S. Marine Corps artillery, including both ... US military
Sailors from the Ar-leigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) ... “We're here on Preble to receive initial certifications or requalification for the handling and storage of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles,” said Gunner's Mate 1st ... US military
Civilians are getting all worked up about the military having a huge parade in Washington. Meanwhile, on the green side, we're getting worried about having to set up our dress uniforms in time and hoping Private Carl in the back won't lock his knees in the middle of the whole thing. If it's set for Nov. 11, the ... US military
Using the Black Hawk's existing digital avionics, the kit allows a range of weaponry to be launched and fired, including precision-guided Hellfire missiles and laser-guided rockets. The system also provides accurate aiming for unguided weapons such as Hydra 70 rockets carried in seven- or 19-round ... US military
The Defense Department said Tuesday Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will be tasked to set up the production line, hire suppliers and procure tools and test equipment to reach the targeted 11,000 Hellfire missiles produced per year. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic ... US military
A global defense company's Orlando unit landed a major deal for production of a powerful missile on Jan. 30. Lockheed Martin's Missiles & Fire Control in west Orlando won an $80.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to ramp-up production of its Hellfire missiles. Lockheed Martin will increase production to ... US military
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $80,250,000 contract modification for the Hellfire production ramp-up effort. This includes production line set-ups, acquisition of additional tooling/test equipment, and establishment of additional suppliers. The ramp-up is required to increase ... US military
The type gained the ability to launch AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in 2001 and was re-designated the MQ-1. ... configurations, with one being setup for armed reconnaissance with two pylons for precision guided bombs or missiles, as well as electro-optical and infrared cameras in a turret under the nose. US military
In related news, the Navy's Littoral Combat Ships are finally getting anti-surface missiles. A mere decade after the Non Line of Sight-Launch-System (NLOS-LS) missile system was cancelled, leaving the Littoral Combat Ships without a key weapon system for engaging small ships and helicopters, the Navy ... US military
Troops can designate targets for laser-guided missiles, like the AGM-114 Hellfire, and artillery rounds, like the Copperhead. They also have weapons like the BGM-71 TOW missile and the FGM-148 Javelin. The Lacrosse may not have been the right solution at the time, but today, the idea behind it is going strong. US military
JAGM is managed by the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. It will initially be employed on the AH-64 Apache and Marine Corps' AH-1Z helicopters and is compatible with any aircraft that can carry Hellfire missiles. The Army will will complete a 48 shot test matrix ... US military
While the Army and Marine Corps' Boeing AH-64 Apache and Bell AH-1Z fleets will be the first to use the new missile the weapon could be used by any aircraft that can carry the Hellfire missile. Thus, there are a range of platforms include the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper that could make use of the JAGM. US military
The U.S. Navy has successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the Bell Helicopter AH-1Z helicopter. The U.S. Naval Air ... C, Navair said. Although testing is occurring on the AH-1Z and AH-64, the JAGM is compatible with any aircraft that can carry Hellfire missiles. US military
Or, in other words, how great exactly is the price of things like Hellfire missiles? ... In addition to being named in a way that leaves zero doubt that we are the good guys in this movie, the Hellfire missile has multi-mission, multi-target “precision-strike” abilities and can kill human beings from land, air and sea. US military
The SSMM utilises the US Army's AGM-114L-8A Longbow Hellfire missile in a vertical launch configuration to confer the LCS with a capability to interdict ... “We have missiles on LCS 5 today ready to take the test,” he told an audience at the Surface Navy Association annual symposium on 11 January. US military
Boeing's system is also Stryker-based, but features a larger, multi-purpose turret at the rear, which can fire Stinger, Hellfire Longbow, and Sidewinder missiles. At White Sands, the vehicle fired the millimeter wave radar-guided Hellfire Longbow at both small fixed wing drones and remote-controlled ... US military
For more than three decades, Orbital ATK has designed and manufactured the high performance, minimum-smoke HELLFIRE® missile rocket motor at the ... Dave Warnick of U.S. Army, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, Joint Attack Munitions Systems, thanked more than 250 employees and ... US military
Russia and China proposed that NK stop its missile tests and USA to stop ... helicopters and equipping them with hellfire thermobaric missiles. US military
... service ceiling of 50,000 feet. It can be armed with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, GBU-12 Paveway II, and GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions. US military
The MQ-9 can be armed with a variety of weapons, including Hellfire missiles and 500-lb laser-guided bomb units. It can fly up to 30 hours ... US military


 

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