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AGM-176 Griffin

The Griffin is a precision-guided multi-platfor, multi-service missile capable of engaging both static and fast-moving targets and offers reliable operational effectiveness against a variety of threats. It features a small, lightweight design incorporating pop-out wings and an advanced semi-active laser guidance seeker. To reduce development time and cost for Griffin, components from other Raytheon products were used, including the FGM-148 Javelin and AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles.
AGM-176 Griffin

Status

In active service

Contractors

Manufacturer: Raytheon Missile Systems - Tucson, Arizona, USA
Rocket motor manufacturer: Aerojet Rocketdyne

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 109.2 centimeters 43 inches
Diameter: 14 centimeters 5.5 inches
Weight
Weight: 14.96 kilograms 33 pounds
Warhead weight: 5.89 kilograms 13 pounds
Features
Range: approximately 3 nautical miles
Miscellaneous
Propulsion: Aerojet Rocketdyne solid-propellant rocket
Warhead: multi-effect high-explosive

Timeline

2008 - Production began

AGM-176A

The Griffin A is an aft-eject missile, deployed from platforms like the C-130 aircraft. It’s dropped out of “gunslinger” tubes and “derringer doors”, providing precision weapon drops from the rear ramp and side door of the aircraft.

AGM-176B

The Griffin B is a forward-firing missile, which launches from rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, ground-launch applications and maritime platforms.

Timeline

March 2012 - Testing began on Cyclone class vessels
2014-03-25 - Initial Operational Capability