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What does HEAT stand for?

HEAT stands for High-Explosive Anti-Tank (munition)


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In addition, ATK manufactures the copper liner for the main shaped-charge warhead for the high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) Hellfire, the AGM-114K.
The day's find included 30 blasting caps, about 250,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 25 grenade fuses, 37 high-explosive anti-tank weapons, 100 unfused grenades, one Iranian PG-7 grenade rocket, six Chinese 75ram APERS rocket fuses, 13 French 68mm SPAMV rockets, 72 rocket motors, 10 Iraqi 40ram rockets, 221 mortars, 300 various fuses, 40 pounds of propellant, 50 pounds of detonation cord, 13 PG-7 launchers, 17 AK-47 assault rifles, one Russian machine gun, two sniper rifles, one PKC machine gun, 40 million Iraqi Dinar, more than 400 fake identification cards, and various Motorola radios, including one Iraqi police radio believed to have belonged to an IP who had been kidnapped and murdered.
It was the first design to incorporate a pair of telescoping tubes housing a pre-packaged, high-explosive anti-tank rocket; when the tubes are extended a simple sight pops out.
The modular HELLFIRE II includes three semi-active laser warhead variations - (1) the high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) missile, or AGM-114K, which defeats all known and projected armored threats; (2) the AGM-114M blast fragmentation missile, which defeats "soft" targets such as boats, buildings, bunkers and light-armored vehicles; and (3) the metal augmented charge (MAC) missile, or AGM-114N, which defeats enclosures, caves and enemy personnel housed therein.
This contract continues the successful maturation of the Army's active protection system to enable full spectrum survivability against rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds, top attack munitions and now tank-fired KE.
The HELLFIRE II family includes three warhead variations to defeat a broad target set -- (1) the high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) missile, or AGM-114K, which defeats all known and projected armored threats; (2) the AGM-114M blast fragmentation missile, which defeats "soft" targets such as boats, buildings, bunkers and light-armored vehicles; and (3) the metal augmented charge (MAC) missile, or AGM-114N, which defeats enclosures, caves and enemy personnel housed therein -- all with minimal collateral damage.
The HELLFIRE II family includes three warhead variations to defeat a broad target set: (1) the high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) missile, or AGM-114K, which defeats all known and projected armored threats; (2) the AGM-114M blast fragmentation missile, which defeats "soft" targets such as boats, buildings, bunkers and light-armored vehicles; and (3) the metal augmented charge (MAC) missile, or AGM-114N, which defeats enclosures, caves and enemy personnel housed therein -- all with minimal collateral damage.
In addition, ATK manufactures the copper liner for the main shaped- charge warhead for the high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) HELLFIRE, the AGM-114K, as well as over 1,000 MAC warheads for the AGM-114N.

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