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Origin: United States of America
Description: The AGM-65 Maverick is a tactical air-to-surface missile designed to strike a wide range of surface fixed or moving targets. Maverick can be released from safe range minimizing exposure to the enemy's air defenses. AGM-65 is a modular design weapon allowing a different combination of warhead and guidance package. Due to this the Maverick evolved from TV-guided A model to current CCD-TV-guided H/K models. Maverick was used during operation Desert Storm, in 1991, achieving 85% of success rate. All Maverick models are powered by a single Thiokol TX-481 solid-propellant rocket motor.
The Maverick missile can be fired from virtually any western aircraft fighter. It has also been integrated on helicopters. For example AH-1W Super Cobra and New Zealand's Sea Sprite helicopters. Due to its characteristics Maverick is suitable even against small ships or boats. From 1972 to date more than 65,000 Maverick missiles have been produced for the United States and 27 international customers.
The AGM-65H is an attempt at recapitalize outdated Maverick B missiles replacing the guidance system with a CCD-TV system. Upgraded software will be supplied to H models.
The AGM-65H missile was employed successfully for the first time in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
AGM-65H Maverick Applications
AGM-65 Maverick Orders
AGM-65 Maverick items 1994-2013 View full report
Chart includes AGM-65G Maverick (577), AGM-65D Maverick (436), AGM-65K Maverick (262), AGM-65F Maverick (187), AGM-65B Maverick (80), AGM-65H Maverick (20)
AGM-65H Maverick Specifications
Diameter: 300 millimeter (11.8 inch)
Length: 2.49 meter (98 inch)
Wingspan: 710 millimeter (28.0 inch)
Max Range: 24,000 meter (13.0 nautical mile)
Min Range: 100 meter
Warhead: 57 kilogram (126 pound)
Weight: 208 kilogram (459 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-65H Maverick News
There are 10 news between
5 May 2004 and 8 Nov 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013FMS: Romania Requests Weapons, Equipment, and Support for F-16 Block 15 MLU AircraftMonday, December 12, 2011FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of a Second Batch of 18 F-16C/D AircraftWednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 18 F-16IQ Jet AircraftWednesday, September 9, 2009FMS: Morocco Seeks F-16C/D Support Equipment, WeaponsMonday, November 3, 2008US Air Force Orders AGM-65H/K Maverick Missile UpgradesFriday, July 11, 2008FMS: Morocco Seeks AIM-120C, AIM-9M, AGM-88C, AGM-65D/G/H, JDAM and Laser-Guided MunitionsTuesday, September 6, 2005Joint Common Missile Fits into AH-64D Apache LongbowThursday, June 23, 2005JCM Warhead Design Validated Against Urban StructuresMonday, April 18, 2005JCM Performs Successfully in F/A-18E/F Wind Tunnel TestsWednesday, May 5, 2004Lockheed-Martin Awarded JCM Contract
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