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AGM-65H Maverick  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$50,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AGM-65 Maverick
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1972
Total Production: 107,108
Total Cost: USD$8.3 billion
Family Members: AGM-65A Maverick, AGM-65B Maverick, AGM-65D Maverick, AGM-65E Maverick, AGM-65F Maverick, AGM-65G Maverick and AGM-65K Maverick
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Description: The AGM-65 Maverick is a tactical air-to-surface missile designed to strike a wide range of surface fixed or moving targets. Maverick can be released from safe range minimizing exposure to the enemy's air defenses. AGM-65 is a modular design weapon allowing a different combination of warhead and guidance package. Due to this the Maverick evolved from TV-guided A model to current CCD-TV-guided H/K models. Maverick was used during operation Desert Storm, in 1991, achieving 85% of success rate. All Maverick models are powered by a single Thiokol TX-481 solid-propellant rocket motor.

The Maverick missile can be fired from virtually any western aircraft fighter. It has also been integrated on helicopters. For example AH-1W Super Cobra and New Zealand's Sea Sprite helicopters. Due to its characteristics Maverick is suitable even against small ships or boats. From 1972 to date more than 65,000 Maverick missiles have been produced for the United States and 27 international customers.

The AGM-65H is an attempt at recapitalize outdated Maverick B missiles replacing the guidance system with a CCD-TV system. Upgraded software will be supplied to H models.

The AGM-65H missile was employed successfully for the first time in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

AGM-65H Maverick Applications

Combat Aircraft F-16C Block 32 F-16C Block 40 F-16C Block 42 F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16C Fighting Falcon F-16D Block 32 F-16D Block 40 F-16D Block 42 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16D Fighting Falcon F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon F-16I Soufa Harrier Gr9

AGM-65H Maverick Specifications

Diameter: 300 millimeter (11.8 inch)
Length: 2.49 meter (98 inch)
Wingspan: 710 millimeter
Max Range: 24,000 meter (13.0 nautical mile)
Min Range: 100 meter
Warhead: 57 kilogram (126 pound)
Weight: 208 kilogram (459 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-65H Maverick News

There are 11 news between
5 May 2004 and 20 Jan 2016
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016FMS: Iraq Requests Weapons Package for its F-16 Aircraft Fleet
Friday, November 8, 2013FMS: Romania Requests Weapons, Equipment, and Support for F-16 Block 15 MLU Aircraft
Monday, December 12, 2011FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of a Second Batch of 18 F-16C/D Aircraft
Wednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 18 F-16IQ Jet Aircraft
Wednesday, September 9, 2009FMS: Morocco Seeks F-16C/D Support Equipment, Weapons
Monday, November 3, 2008US Air Force Orders AGM-65H/K Maverick Missile Upgrades
Friday, July 11, 2008FMS: Morocco Seeks AIM-120C, AIM-9M, AGM-88C, AGM-65D/G/H, JDAM and Laser-Guided Munitions
Tuesday, September 6, 2005Joint Common Missile Fits into AH-64D Apache Longbow
Thursday, June 23, 2005JCM Warhead Design Validated Against Urban Structures
Monday, April 18, 2005JCM Performs Successfully in F/A-18E/F Wind Tunnel Tests

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