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IR Maverick Missile

Definition/Scope: The IR Maverick Missile which is an infrared-guided, rocket-propelled, air-to-ground missile for use against targets requiring considerable warhead penetration prior to detonation. The missile is capable of two pre-flight selectable modes of target tracking. The armor or land track mode is optimized for tracking land-based targets such as tanks or fortified emplacements. The ship track mode is optimized for tracking seaborne targets. The missile is capable of launch-and-leave operation. After launch, automatic missile guidance is provided by an imaging infrared energy sensing and homing device.


AGM-65 Maverick

Broader Terms:

P-3C Orion Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program

Related Terms:

P-3C Orion

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