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US Navy Tests Hellfire Missile On Littoral Combat Ship

On July 25, the U.S. Navy announced a successful test of the Longbow Hellfire surface-to-surface missile from an unnamed Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Conducted at Point Mugu Sea Range, California, the launch marks the first test of the Longbow Hellfire for the Independence-class LCS. The missile was successfully tested with the Freedom-class LCS earlier...

Hellfire Replacement Approved for Low-rate Initial Production

On June 27, the U.S. Defense Acquisition Board approved Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). The JAGM is intended to replace both the AGM-114 Hellfire II and Hellfire Longbow missiles for use on AH-64E Apache and AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and unmanned aircraft. It is equipped with semi-active laser (SAL)...