11:11 “Military News” to replace expired ammunition, the United States intends to sell 395 Hellfire missiles to the United Kingdom



The United States intends to sell 395 Hellfire missiles to the United Kingdom. The picture shows the Hellfire Missile.  (AFP)

The United States intends to sell 395 Hellfire missiles to the United Kingdom. The picture shows the Hellfire Missile. (AFP)

2020/08/27 11:11

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]In order to strengthen its allies and maintain regional stability, the United States announced on the 26th that it would sell 395 AGM-114R2 “Hellfire” missiles to the United Kingdom for a total price of approximately US$46 million (about NT$1.3 billion). 47.34 million yuan).

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced data on the 26th that the British government requested the purchase of 395 Hellfire missiles, including technical support, logistics plans and other related plans, with a total price of about 46 million US dollars. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency pointed out that the purpose of this Hellfire missile arms sale is to support the US foreign policy and national security goals by improving the security of NATO allies.

The Hellfire missile arms sales case is expected to replace the expired and unusable missiles of the British military, maintain the overall military capabilities, and improve Britain’s ability to face current and future threats. Since the United Kingdom has previous experience in using Hellfire missiles, this time it received The new batch of Hellfire missiles can be successfully converted.

The Hellfire missile is an anti-tank missile manufactured by the American Lockheed Martin Company. In the past, it was mainly equipped with the US military’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and other helicopters. , And MQ-1B “Predator” drones, MQ-9 “Reaper” drones and other models can also be equipped with Hellfire missiles, which are often used to accurately combat terrorists.



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