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Penguin Anti-Ship Missile

 
Description
The AGM-119B Penguin is a helicopter-launched anti-ship missile developed for use on LAMPS III helicopters and NATO allies.
 
Features
The Penguin missile is a short-to-medium range inertially guided missile with infrared (IR) terminal homing. The missile flies an indirect flight path to target, and is operated in the "fire-and-forget" mode to allow multiple target prosecutions.
 
Background
The Penguin was developed by and for the Norwegian Navy. The original Penguin became operational on Norwegian fast attack boats in 1972.
 
Point Of Contact
Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation [PEO(W)]
Public Affairs Department
47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT
Bldg. 2272, Suite 245
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440
(301) 757-5289
 
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Helicopter launched anti-ship missile.
Contractor: Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk (Norway).
Date Deployed: Fourth quarter 1993.
Propulsion: Solid propellant rocket motor and solid propellant booster.
Length: 120.48 inches (3.06 meters).
Diameter: 11.2 inches (28.5 centimenters).
Wingspan: 39 inches (71.1 centimeters).
Weight: 847 pounds (385 kilograms).
Speed: 1.2 Mach maximum.
Range: 18 nautical miles (33.3 kilometers).
Guidance System: Inertial and infrared terminal.
Warhead: 110 pounds (50 kg), semi armor piercing.
 
Last Update: 20 February 2009
 
 
Photo: An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter fires an AGM-119 Penguin missile