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US lines up Hellfire FMS deal for UK

27th August 2020 - 16:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The UK is set to receive 395 AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles from prime contractor Lockheed Martin under an FMS deal worth about $46 million.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency on 26 August delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale. 

Included in the deal is technical assistance, publications, integration support, and other related elements of logistics and programme support.   

The UK is likely to require some kind of industrial offset agreement, to be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and Lockheed Martin. 

The precision-strike AGM-114R Hellfire II consolidates the capabilities of all previous Hellfire II variants, equipped with semi-active laser seekers, into a single missile with a multipurpose warhead.

It is able to neutralise a broad target set, previously requiring multiple Hellfire warhead variants, from armour and air defence systems to patrol boats and enemy combatants in buildings, open areas, SUVs or caves.

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