When it comes to military parts, it’s crucial that all components are made to the defense industries exacting requirements. The military industry is built around dependability, and weaponry is no exception to that concept. That’s why U.S. MIM-23 Hawk missiles call for the best in forged missile parts.
Made in America, the MIM-23 Hawk is a Surface-to-Air missile (SAM) produced by Raytheon. It first entered the U.S. Army service in 1959 and the United States Marine Corps in 1960.
Originally, the Hawk was designed to attack low-to-medium flying aircraft. In 1995, the missile received its most recent upgrade — an advanced warhead to improve the Hawk’s missile defense system capabilities, allowing it to guard against short-range tactical missiles.
While there are various forms of the Hawk, it currently stands at nearly 17 feet high with a 14.5-inch diameter. Iit has a range of almost 28 miles and features a solid-fuel rocket engine and utilizes a semi-active radar homing guidance system as well.
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