AGM-114N Hellfire

725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters.
Function
Precision air-to-ground anti-ship missile
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Guidance
  • Semi-active laser homing
  • Millimeter wave radar seeker
Power Plant
Solid-fuel rocket motor
Weight 48 kilograms
Diameter
180 millimetres
Wingspan
0.33 metre
Length
1.63 metres
Range 8 kilometres
Speed
Mach 1.3 (1,600 km/h)

The AGM-114N Hellfire missile is a precision air-to-ground weapon delivering multi-target capability and strike lethality. It is capable of attacking targets out to eight kilometres and reaches speeds in excess of Mach 1.

The AGM-114N variant which the Royal Australian Navy has purchased contains a Metal Augmented Charge (MAC) and is ideal for the Navy’s intended use from the MH-60R in the anti-surface warfare role. The MH-60R is capable of carrying up to eight Hellfire missiles.

725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters.
725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters.