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AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 13,000
Also Known As: AGM-114L3
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman
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-114KA Hellfire II, 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-114L Longbow Hellfire is the latest Hellfire derivate featuring a millimeter wave guidance system and fire and forget capability. The Longbow Hellfire has been designed to be launched from the radar-equipped AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopter increasing its survivability thanks to its fire and forget capability. The Longbow Hellfire can be locked on before or after launch and has been designed to be countermeasures effects resistant.

The US Army plans to combine AGM-114K and AGM-114L missiles to defeat modern armored threats. Current plans call for the US Army to procure up to 12,905 Longbow Hellfire missiles. The Longbow Hellfire program including development and production is valued at $2.51 billion.

AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire Applications

Combat Aircraft AH-64D Apache AH-64D Apache Longbow AH-64E Apache Guardian RAH-66 Comanche Fighting Ships LCS 1 Flight II

AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire Specifications

Diameter: 180 millimeter (7.09 inch)
Length: 1,750 millimeter (69 inch)
Max Range: 8,000 meter (4.32 nautical mile)
Min Range: 500 meter (0.27 nautical mile)
Weight: 49 kilogram (108 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire News

There are 19 news between
19 Jan 2005 and 20 Nov 2019
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019FMS: Morocco Requests Sale of 36 AH-64E Helicopters
Tuesday, June 12, 2018FMS: India Seeks Support for Direct Commercial Sale of Six AH-64E Apache Helicopters
Wednesday, May 16, 2018USS Milwaukee Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Tests Longbow Hellfire Surface-to-Surface Missiles
Wednesday, January 10, 2018US Navy Searching for Ways to Weaponize Fleet Unmanned Surface Vessel
Friday, March 10, 2017US Navy Tests Fires Longbow Hellfire Missile from Littoral Combat Ship
Thursday, July 30, 2015US Navy Tests Longbow Hellfire from LCS to Engage High Speed Surface Targets
Tuesday, January 14, 2014Hellfire Longbow Missiles Demonstrate Littoral Attack Capability
Wednesday, November 9, 2011Data Link Controls UAS from Apache Block III Attack Helicopter for the First Time
Monday, December 27, 2010FMS: India Requests Sale of 22 AH-64D Block III Apache Helicopters
Monday, April 6, 2009First Successful Powered Flight of the Longbow Fire Control Radar Electronics Unit Configuration On An Apache Block III Prototype Helicopter Achieved

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