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AGM-114K Hellfire II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 20,000
Also Known As: AGM-114K1, AGM-114K2A and TGM-M36E4
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AGM-114 Hellfire
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: 98,368
Family Members: AGM-114A Hellfire, AGM-114B Hellfire, AGM-114C Hellfire, AGM-114F Hellfire, AGM-114KA Hellfire II, AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire, AGM-114M Hellfire II, AGM-114N Hellfire II and AGM-114R Hellfire II
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Description: The AGM-114 Hellfire missile was designed to defeat armored vehicles at standoff ranges. The primary US Army platforms carrying this missile are the AH-64 Apache and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters. However, the Hellfire missile can be launched from other helicopters and airborne platforms. In the latest models, the missile system has expanded its spectrum of targets to take out fortifications and hostile forces protected in urban terrain.

The guidance system of the Hellfire has evolved from the semi-active laser in early models to the last generation millimeter wave guidance. The AGM-114 is a precision guided, subsonic missile with a maximum range of up to 8,000 meters. The Hellfire missile saw combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991 (Operation Desert Storm) achieving a great victory over Iraqi armored forces. Since then, the weapon has been deployed in many conflicts by US and allied forces across the world.

The AGM-114K Hellfire features electro-optical countermeasures resistance capability, better performance in presence of obscurants (smoke, dust, water vapor, sea spray), automatic target reacquisition after loss of track in low clouds, and multi-platform launching (helicopter, ground vehicle and patrol boat). Hellfire II is a reprogrammable, shipboard operations enabled and modular missile.

The K model also retains the improvements applied to the F model and the optimized tandem warhead.

The TGM-M36E4 is a guided training variant of the Hellfire II missiles. On May 25, 2006, the Army awarded a $134 million contract to Lockheed Martin for procurement of AGM-114K, AGM-114M, and AGM-114N Hellfire II combat missiles and TGM-M36E4 training missiles.

AGM-114K Hellfire II Applications

Combat Aircraft A129 Mangusta AC-235 AC-295 AH-1W Super Cobra AH-1Z Viper AH-64A Apache AH-64D Apache AH-64D Apache Longbow AH-64E Apache Guardian AH-6i ARH-70A AT-802U AW129 International MQ-1 Predator MQ-1B Predator Block X MQ-1C Gray Eagle MQ-9A Reaper RAH-66 Comanche Tiger ARH Tiger HAD Support Aircraft HH-60H SH-60B Seahawk

AGM-114K Hellfire II Specifications

Diameter: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 1,630 millimeter (64 inch)
Max Range: 8,000 meter (4.32 nautical mile)
Min Range: 500 meter (0.27 nautical mile)
Weight: 45 kilogram (99 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

AGM-114K Hellfire II News

There are 38 news between
20 Feb 2004 and 5 Feb 2018
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Monday, February 5, 2018Sikorsky Successfully Completes Qualification of Weaponized S-70M/S-70i Helicopter
Thursday, August 24, 2017US Army Places Order for 7,358 Hellfire II Missiles
Saturday, May 14, 2016FMS: United Arab Emirates Seeks 4,000 AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles
Monday, May 2, 2016FMS: The Government of France Requests 214 Hellfire II Missiles
Thursday, January 7, 2016FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 5,000 Hellfire II Missiles
Wednesday, November 4, 2015FMS: France Requests 200 AGM-114K1A Hellfire Missiles
Tuesday, May 19, 2015FMS: Israel Seeks 29,350 JDAM and Paveway Bombs, 3,000 Hellfire Missiles and 250 AIM-120C Missiles
Wednesday, April 8, 2015FMS: Egypt Requests Sale of 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles
Thursday, December 11, 2014Airbus Helicopters Delivers First Tiger HAD Block 2 Attack Helicopters to the French Army
Tuesday, July 29, 2014FMS: Iraq Wants 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire Missiles

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