UAE has been cleared to purchase 4,000 AGM-114 R/K Hellfire missiles

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

The UAE has been cleared to purchase 4,000 AGM-114 R/K Hellfire missiles after the sale was cleared by the US State Department. Congress was notified of the potential $476 million deal on May 11 which will be delivered over the next three years in increments of 1,000 to 1,500 missiles by Lockheed Martin. According to the DSCA, “the proposed sale will improve the UAE’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure.”

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United Arab Emirates-AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles: Here

See related post:

Congress notified of possible $476 mln missile sale to UAE -Pentagon

AGM-114 Hellfire

AGM-114K Hellfire II

  • Target: All armored threats
  • Range: 8,000 m (8,749 yd)
  • Guidance:
    • Semi-active laser homing with electro-optical countermeasures hardening
    • Digital autopilot improvements allow target reacquisition after lost laser lock
  • New electronic SAD
  • Warhead: 9 kg (20 lb) tandem shaped charge HEAT
  • Length: 163 cm (64 in)
  • Weight: 45.4 kg (100 lb)
  • Essentially the proposed AGM-114J w/ SAD

AGM-114R Hellfire II (Hellfire Romeo)

  • Target: All Target Types
  • Range: 8,000 m (8,749 yd)
  • Guidance:
    • Semi-active laser homing
  • Warhead: Multi-function warhead
  • Weight: 50 kg (110 lb)
  • Speed: Mach 1.3

 

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