MoD signs £15m Hellfire missile contract

The MoD has signed a £15m contract with the US government to replenish the Army’s stock of 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 100lb air-to-ground missile has its own guidance computer, steering control and propulsion system which helps to ensure precision targeting.