AGM-114KA Hellfire II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$113,000
Also Known As: AGM-114K3A
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-114K 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-114KA is a further derivative of the combat proven K-model Hellfire II anti-tank missile retaining its enhanced laser guidance system but introducing an augmented High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead. This variant allows to engage soft targets in the open using the blast fragmentation features of the augmented HEAT warhead.

AGM-114KA 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
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AGM-114KA Hellfire II News

There are 6 news between
25 Aug 2008 and 24 Aug 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017US Army Places Order for 7,358 Hellfire II Missiles
Monday, January 27, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Support for Apache Lease
Tuesday, September 25, 2012FMS: Korea Requests Sale of 36 AH-1Z Cobra Attack Helicopters
Thursday, July 12, 2012FMS: Qatar Seeks 700 AGM-114K3A or AGM-114R3 Hellfire II Missiles
Monday, December 14, 2009FMS: Egypt Requests Sale of 450 AGM-114KA3 Hellfire II Missiles
Monday, August 25, 2008US Army Contract Extends Hellfire II Production for US and International Armed Forces

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