AN/TWQ-1 Avenger

The Avenger Air Defense System, designated AN/TWQ-1 under the Joint Electronics Type Designation System, is an American self-propelled surface-to-air missile system which provides mobile, short-range air defense protection for ground units against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.[3]

AN/TWQ-1 Avenger
An Avenger air defense missile system.
TypeHybrid mobile surface-to-air missile launcher system and self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1989–present
Used byUnited States Army
United States Marine Corps
Production history
ManufacturerBoeing
Produced1980s–present
No. builtOver 1,100[1]
Specifications
Mass8,600 pounds (3,900 kg)
Length16 feet 3 inches (4.95 m)
Width7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m)
Height8 feet 8 inches (2.64 m)
Crew2 (Basic), 3 (STC)

Main
armament
4/8 FIM-92 Stinger missiles
Secondary
armament
.50 FN M3P machine gun[2]
EngineDetroit Diesel cooled V-8
135 horsepower (101 kW)
Operational
range
275 miles (443 km)
Maximum speed 55 miles per hour (89 km/h)

The Avenger was originally developed for the United States Armed Forces and is currently used by the U.S. Army. The Avenger system was also used by the U.S. Marine Corps.[4]


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