- May 18, 2019
- Reaction score
"infrared fire and forget seeker"
and it was in 1992
..still seems some expensive overkill for small swarms and insufficient to protect against standoff helios and ground attack jets.
range for vertical launch 6-8 km
Navy inventory objective - 845 missiles
missiles taken from the army warehouse, tested, modified in AGM-114L-7 / 8A (install main warhead from the K2A version with a fragmentation sleeve, software update, inc. air-burst mode)
cost one AGM-114L for Navy is average $ 120k
112 missiles were paid before 2019, 90 in 2019, 90 in 2020, 32 in 2021
How could I know the reference of the shelf life ?
Hellfire Shore Defense System (HSDS) developed by Rockwell International, Bofors Missiles, Boeing, Litton
in service with the Norwegian Defence Forces (over 350 missiles) and the Swedish Defence Forces (designated Robot 17) in shore-based and mobile versions mounted on Combat Boat 90.
The missile system consists of a pair of rail-type launchers, several transport containers with missiles, cables, fuse boxes, four batteries and a control unit with a laser designator, the system is usually operated by 9-10 soldiers
missile weight: 48 kg, inc. warhead: 9 kg
range: 300-8000 m
maximum speed: 450 m/sec
laser designator unit weight: 11 kg
night sight: 7.3 kg
diagnostic system box: 12.8 kg
cables: 8.5 kg
fuse box: 3 kg
battery : 10.8 kg
container with missile: 71 kg
shelf life: 10 years, renewable up to 20 years (test of 10 years and 15 years)
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