Penguin Anti-Ship Missile
The AGM-119B Penguin is a helicopter-launched anti-ship missile developed for use on LAMPS III helicopters and NATO allies.
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.
The Penguin was developed by and for the Norwegian Navy. The original Penguin became operational on Norwegian fast attack boats in 1972.
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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
|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|