Monday, 20 May 2013

MILITARY PIC OF THE DAY





















The MOD has signed a £15m contract to replenish the Army’s stock of supersonic Hellfire missiles used by Apache helicopters.Each Apache can carry up to 16 Hellfires which are mounted in sets of four beneath the helicopters stub-wing pylons. Each missile has its own guidance computer, steering control and propulsion system which helps to ensure precision targeting.The air-to-ground missile can accelerate at up to 425 meters per second – which means it takes fewer than 20 seconds to reach a target at its maximum range of five miles.  (Credit) British Army