The external configuration of the AGM-114M are the same as the AGM-114B and AGM-114K and is fully compatible with the basic Hellfire system, including the launch platform and support system. Commonality in the configuration of the three missiles allows use of the same shipping containers, handling tools, test fixtures, and launchers. The AGM-114M will be basically an AGM-114K missile with the forward warhead removed, a blast fragmentation main warhead installed in place of the shaped charged warhead, and a modified ESAF. The functions of the various sections guidance, propulsion, and control will be virtually the same. The BFW is designed to defeat a general class of targets represented by ships, deck mounted weapon systems, light armored vehicles and light bunkers by a combination of fragmentation and blast effects.
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