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The Hellfire AGM-114K anti-tank version has been modified to improve its fragmentation capability, when engaging soft targets. The Mod-K modification, pursued by Dynetics for the Aviation & Missiles R&D and Evaluation Center, included the installation of a fragmentation sleeve placed around the shaped charge, optimizing fragment lethality against a broad target set, while minimizing degradation of shaped charge performance.
Hellfire thermobaric war. using a metal augmented explosive charge is used primarily in urban warfare, against bunkers, buildings caves and other concealed targets. This war. is designed to inflict greater damage in multi-room structures, compared to the Hellfire's standard or blast-fragmentation war.s.
The combination of Hellfire II's precision guidance and Longbow fire control and Hellfire's fire-and-forget millimeter-wave seeker capability provide the battlefield commander flexibility across a wide range of mission scenarios, permitting fast battlefield response and high mobility not afforded by other anti-armor weapons.