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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 November 1988
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: Avenger
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1 November 1988
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Avenger is a mobile, short-range, air-defense system that provides protection against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, and low-flying fixed-wing aircraft to ground forces. It has a crew of 2-man, operates day/night and in all-weather conditions, and is mounted on a HMMWV vehicle.

The Avenger incorporates a fully rotatable turret providing 360-degree coverage. It employs up to 8 Stinger missiles or 12.7mm machine guns and can shoot on the move. The fire control system comprises a FLIR, laser range finder and an optical sight. It was deployed for the first time during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

The US Army plans to procure more than 1,000 Avengers through 2005. Early in June 2005, the US Army awarded Boeing a $8.3 million contract for continuing upgrading Avenger gunner consoles through October 2008. The US Army intends to keep the Avenger weapon system up-to-date through such an effort.

On 27 June 2006, Boeing made public that was re-starting the Avenger air defense system production line through a US Army's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract on behalf of Egypt. The number of Avenger fire units to be delivered to Egypt was not disclosed but the contract was valued at $50 million including associated spares and logistics support. Under this contract Egypt will take over its final Avenger short-range air defense in September 2008.

Avenger Applications

Armored Vehicles LAV

Avenger Specifications

Crew: 2
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Height: 2.64 meter
Length: 4.95 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Width: 2.18 meter
Max Range: 483 kilometer
Weapon Max Range: 8,000 meter
Top Speed: 26.8 mps (97 kph)
Combat Weight: 3,765 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Avenger News

There are 11 news between
27 Jun 2005 and 5 Aug 2013
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Monday, August 5, 2013FMS: Iraq Seeks Integrated Air Defense System
Wednesday, October 19, 2011FMS: Oman Requests Sale of Avenger and SL-AMRAAM Ground-Based Air Defense Systems
Tuesday, April 5, 2011First Hellfire Missile Test Launched from Avenger Adaptive Force Protection System
Thursday, November 12, 2009FMS: Chile Requests Sale of 36 Avenger Fire Units and 390 Stinger Missiles
Monday, January 26, 2009Laser Avenger Shoots Down Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Tuesday, September 9, 2008FMS: United Arab Emirates Seeks 78 AVENGER and VMSLP Fire Units
Wednesday, July 23, 2008SLAMRAAM Completes System Field Integration Testing
Monday, October 15, 2007Avenger-Mounted Laser Successfully Tested Against Improvised Explosive Devices
Thursday, October 4, 2007FMS: Egypt Requests Stinger Block 1 Missiles
Tuesday, June 27, 2006Egypt to Get Further Avenger Air Defense Systems

Operators & Related Equipment


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Defensive Weapons
FIM-92 Stinger-RMPx8
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