BGM-71H Bunker Buster  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: BGM-71H-1RF Bunker Buster TOW 2A
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: BGM-71 TOW
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 690,000
Family Members: BGM-71A TOW, BGM-71C ITOW, BGM-71D TOW 2, BGM-71E TOW 2A, BGM-71F TOW 2B and BGM-71G TOW
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Description: The BGM-71 TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked and Wire-guided) missiles are designed to accurately destroy armored vehicles, fortifications and bunkers from safe ranges. Raytheon has produced more than 600,000 TOW missiles over the last 30 years for more than 40 international armed forces around the globe. The TOW missiles have been integrated in more than 15,000 ground vehicles and helicopters.

The TOW was introduced in 1970 and can be fired by the infantry (4 men) using a tripod, ground vehicles (HMMWV, M2) and helicopters (AH-1 Cobra). It is a wire guided weapon with a range in excess of 3,000 meters. The TOW's CLU (Command Launch Unit) allows operations in all weather day or night conditions, after the firing the gunner must keep the sight on the target to ensure the impact.

The TOW missile was widely used during the Vietnam (1970s) war, the Iran-Iraq (1980-88) war, the Desert Storm (1991) operation and most recently during the Iraqi Freedom (2003) operation.

The BGM-71H-1RF Bunker Buster TOW 2A missile is a variant of the Wireless TOW weapon which replaces the wire guidance system introduced in the 1970s by a new wireless secure data link. This new variant is intended to take out bunkers, field and urban fortifications as well as infrastructures and facilities.

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BGM-71H Bunker Buster News

There are 5 news between
14 Sep 2011 and 7 Oct 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018US Army to Seek New Propulsion System for TOW Missile
Friday, September 8, 2017FMS: Bahrain Wants 221 TOW Missiles
Wednesday, July 22, 2015FMS: Lebanon Seeks 1,500 TOW 2A Missiles
Tuesday, February 28, 2012TOW Anti-Tank Missile Tests New Propulsion System Allowing to Fly Faster and Farther
Wednesday, September 14, 2011FMS: Bahrain Wants 44 M1152A1B2 HMMWVs, 264 TOW 2A and 47 TOW 2B Missiles

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