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AGM-130 Missile

The AGM-130 is a rocket-powered extended-range derivative of the GBU-15(V)/B electro-optically guided glide bomb. It is basically a glide bomb with a solid-fueled rocket in a strap-on WPU-9/B propulsion section. It can either fly autonomously to the target area using its GPS-aided INS, or receive updates via the data link. The missile is produced by retrofit of existing GBU-15(V)/B bombs. The only carrier of the missile is the F-15E Strike Eagle.

Status

In active service

Contractors

Original contractor: Rockwell International
Manufacturer: Boeing

Timeline

1984 - Development contract awarded to Rockwell
Late 1985 - First test flight
1989 - Operational tests completed
1991 - Development on upgrades began (including a new CCD seeker and a GPS/INS (GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System) mid-course guidance)
1994 - Initial Operational Capability with the U.S. Air Force
1999 - First combat use (against Iraqi air-defense installations)

AGM-130A

The AGM-130A is equipped with an MK 84 blast-fragmentation bomb. The latest versions are the AGM-130A-11, which features a TV/CCD seeker, and the AGM-130A-12, which is equipped with an Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 3.92 meters 12.86 feet
Wingspan: 1.5 meters 4.92 feet
Diameter: 45.7 centimeters 18 inches
Weight
Weight: 1 320 kilograms 2 910 pounds
Warhead weight: 906 kilograms 2 000 pounds
Features
Speed: high subsonic
Range: 65+ kilometers
Miscellaneous
Propulsion: Alliant Techsystems SR122-RD-1 solid-fueled rocket
Warhead: MK 84 bomb

AGM-130B

The AGM-130B was a proposed airfield-attack version with a submunition warhead.

Status

Cancelled

AGM-130C

The AGM-130C is similar to the AGM-130A, but it uses a BLU-109/B penetrator warhead instead. The latest subvariants are the AGM-130C-11 with TV/CCD and AGM-130C-12 with IIR terminal homing.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 3.92 meters 12.86 feet
Wingspan: 1.5 meters 4.92 feet
Diameter: 45.7 centimeters 18 inches
Weight
Weight: 1 320 kilograms 2 910 pounds
Warhead weight: 906 kilograms 2 000 pounds
Features
Speed: high subsonic
Range: 65+ kilometers
Miscellaneous
Propulsion: Alliant Techsystems SR122-RD-1 solid-fueled rocket
Warhead: BLU-109/B penetrator bomb