American Ordnance can meet your MIL-STD “Insensitive Munitions” (IM) requirements for explosives and propellants. Our meltpour expertise refined over many years will translate into warhead configurations that exceed customer IM munitions requirements. American Ordnance has the ability to press, meltpour or cast cure various IM solutions.
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the Stinger warhead projectile for the U.S. Army, Marines, and other State Department approved customers.
USE: Provide close-in surface to air weapons fire for the defense of forward combat areas, vital areas, and installations against low altitude air attacks.
DESCRIPTION: The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired guided missile system which enables soldiers and Marines to effectively engage low-altitude jet, propeller-driven and helicopter aircraft. Developed by the United States Army Missile Command, the Stinger was the successor to the Redeye Weapon System. The system is a "fire-and-forget" weapon employing a passive infrared seeker and proportional navigation system.
Range: 1 - 8 km
Warhead: 3 kg
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the Hawk warhead projectile for State Department approved customers.
USE: Provides Surface-to-Air missile defense of assigned areas of operation or installations against low and medium air attack elements.
DESCRIPTION: The Hawk is an all-weather, supersonic air defense missile system designed to destroy low to medium-altitude high performance and rotary-wing aircraft. The Hawk missile is effective against the full spectrum of attacking aircraft at tactical speeds in benign and electronic countermeasure environments. Hawk is mobile and the employment of the system is flexible, so it can cover various contingencies. The system provides 360-degree coverage of a defended asset and can acquire targets out to 80 km.
Range: 14.9 miles
Warhead: 300 lbs
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the pressed main warhead explosive on the Javelin missile system for the U.S. Army, Marines and other State Department approved customers.
USE: The Javelin provides medium range anti-tank capability to the infantry, scouts, and combat engineers. The Javelin is a man-portable, anti-tank system developed for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
DESCRIPTION: The system is highly lethal against tanks with conventional and reactive armor. The key feature of the Javelin is the use of fire-and-forget technology, that allows the gunner to fire and immediately take cover.
Max Range: Excess 2,000 m
Weight: 49.5 lbs
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the Longbow HELLFIRE pressed main warhead for the U.S. Army and other State Department approved customers.
USE: The Longbow HELLFIRE is a fire-and-forget missile capable of improving the target acquisition in adverse conditions. Longbow HELLFIRE presently is used as the main armament of the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache helicopters.
DESCRIPTION: Longbow HELLFIRE is a development and acquisition program for a millimeter wave radar air/ground targeting system capable of being used day, night, in adverse weather, and through battlefield obscurants. Longbow HELLFIRE consists primarily of the integration of a fire control radar (FCR), a radar frequency interferometer (RFI), and a radar frequency fire-and-forget HELLFIRE missile.
Length: 5.3 ft
Weight Missile: 99 lbs
Weight Warhead: 20 lbs
Diameter: 7 in
American Ordnance LLC, operator of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, produces the TOW anti-tank missile warhead for the U.S. Army, Marines and other State Department approved customers.
USE: The TOW missile system is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification roles at extended ranges in all expected battlefield conditions.
DESCRIPTION: The TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire command-link guided) Missile consists of a tripod, traversing unit, missile guidance set, launch tube, optical sight assembly and any of five missile variations. The TOW missile system also includes a thermal sight that provides capability for operations at night, in reduced visibility and in countermeasure environments. The TOW system is mounted on various platforms including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Humvee and the AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter.
Range: 3,750 m
Warhead: 6.14 kg