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AGM-114 Hellfire

Definition/Scope: Third-generation air-launched, antiarmor, laser-guided missile; Used in conjunction with a ground or airborne laser designator; employed by the following platforms AH-1W, AH-64, OH-58D, SH-60B, and HH-60H; employed against Employed against armor or other hard point-type targets Autonomous designation or “buddy lasing” for other launch platforms; uniquness Can launch using direct or indirect methods, can employ single, rapid, or ripple firing techniques, Seeker lock-on options are Lock On After Launch or Lock On Before Launch.



Used For:

Hellfire
Hellfire missiles

Broader Terms:

air-to-ground missile
air-to-ground missile

Related Terms:

AH-64 Apache
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior


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