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AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles – Manufactured primarily by Lockheed Martin in Orlando Florida.Is Ukraine buying for use against Russian Forces?

What is the MISSION? 1. Engages and defeats individual moving or stationary advanced armor,mechanized or vehicular targets, patrol craft, buildings, or bunkers while increasing aircraft survivability. Lockheed Martin, Boeing (previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire)

Unit cost:US$150,000 (FY 2021) US$117,000 (FY2017)

DESCRIPTION

Specifications: 64-69 in (162.6-175.3 cm)

Diameter: seven in (17.8 cm)

Weight: 99.8-107 lbs. (45.3-48.5 kg)

Warhead types:

AGM-114A/B/C: 18 lb. single shaped-charge (HEAT, non-reactive armor)

AGM-114F/K/L: 20 lb. tandem high explosive charge (HEAT, reactive armor)

AGM-114M: Blast fragmentation (soft targets)

AGM-114N: Metal augmented charge (urban structures, bunkers, radar sites, communication installations, and bridges)

AGM-114R: Integrated blast frag sleeve (multipurpose)

Fuse: Impact fuse; AGM-114N & R use a variable-delay fuse

Speed: Mach 1.3 (997.5 mph / 1,605.2 km/h) Propulsion: Solid-propellant rocket

Launch platforms:

AH-6i, AH-1, AH-1W, AH-64A, AH-64D, AH-64E, T129, IA-407, 407MRH, OH-58D, AH-60, UH-60M, MH-60R, S-70B, AC-208B, AT-802U, A-29, MQ-1B, MQ-1C, MQ-9

HELLFIRE Family of Missiles

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

Laser HELLFIRE: Australia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Direct commercial sale: Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Longbow HELLFIRE: Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates

Direct commercial sale: Brexit Great Britain

CONTRACTORS

Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin (Orlando, FL) Seeker: Lockheed Martin (Ocala, FL)

Rocket Motor/Warhead: Alliant Techsystems (Rocket City, WV)

Control Section: Moog Inc. (Salt Lake, UT)

Firing Component (ESAF): L-3 Communications (Chicago, IL)

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported fourth quarter 2019 net sales of $15.9 billion, compared to $14.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $1.5 billion, or $5.29 per share, compared to $1.3 billion, or $4.39 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $1.5 billion, after discretionary pension contributions of $1.0 billion, compared to cash from operations of $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018.Net sales in 2019 was $59.8 billion, compared to $53.8 billion in 2018. Net earnings in 2019 was $6.2 billion, or $21.95 per share, compared to $5.0 billion, or $17.59 per share, in 2018. Cash from operations in 2019 was $7.3 billion, after discretionary pension contributions of $1.0 billion, compared to cash from operations of $3.1 billion in 2018, after annual pension contributions of $5.0 billion.

Advanced Missile (hyper-sonic) Technology Sustainable: “With more than 21,000 rounds produced for the U.S. and 13 international customers, HELLFIRE II has been successfully integrated with every leading attack helicopter in the U.S. and many Allied fleets. It is approved for international sales both through the foreign military sales system and direct commercial sales. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.”

Sources: “HELLFIRE Family of Missiles,” U.S. Army, 2012. / “AGM-114 Hellfire,” Federation of American Scientists, April 20, 2000 “Longbow FCR and Longbow Hellfire Fire-and-Forget Missile for the Apache,” Northrop Grumman/Lockheed Martin, 2010. “Trade Register,” Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016. Lockheed Martin Inc.

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