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Avenger weapon system

Definition/Scope: (Army.mil) The system consists of a gyro-stabilized air defense turret mounted on a modified heavy High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). The turret has two Stinger missile launcher pods, each capable of firing up to 4 fire-and-forget infrared/ultraviolet guided missiles in rapid succession. Avenger can be linked to the Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (FAAD C3I) system, which permits external radar tracks and messages to be passed to the fire unit to alert and cue the gunner. Using the newly developed Slew-to-Cue subsystem, the commander or gunner can select a FAAD C3I reported target for engagement from a display, then, by a single push-button, initiate an automatic slew in azimuth. OLD VERSION An air defense missile system consisting of a pedestal mounted



Broader Terms:

air defense artillery
air defense vehicles
antiaircraft missile

Narrower Terms:

Avenger STC

Related Terms:

short range air defense


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