Monday, June 27, 2022
0 0

US State Department approves 800 AGM-144R2 Hellfire missiles for Australia, deal worth $108 million

Date:

Share post:

Read Time:41 Second

United States has approved sale of 800 AGM-144R2 missiles to Australia, following Australia’s acquisition of AH-64E and MH-60MR helicopters. This arms deal worth $108 million.

 

The principal contractor of this arms  deal will be Lockheed Martin Corporation. In a press release, also stated that, “This proposed sale will improve Australia’s capability to meet current and future threats by enhancing the Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance and anti-tank warfare mission capabilities.”

Read More: Pakistan conducts successful test launch of Babur 1B cruise missile 

AGM-114R2 is a air-to-ground anti-tank guided missile, designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin. This is capable of hitting armored vehicles including Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), SAM sites, bunkers, etc. It has a striking range of approximately seven to eleven kilometers.

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Cyprus orders six H145M helicopters for its National Guard

The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145M helicopters...

India test-fires VL-SRSAM missile from Indian Naval Ship off Odisha coast

A vertical-launch, short-range, surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully tested by the Indian Navy on Friday from a vessel...

Understanding Indian strategic culture

Strategic culture can be defined as a collection of ideas, norms, belief systems, value systems, religious associations and...

Indian Kalwari: Strong Rebuttal by Pakistan Navy

Pak Navy claimed to have warded off an Indian Submarine, Kalwari on 1st March 2022. The activity was...