The Avenger Air Defense System, built by Boeing, forms an important element in the US Army’s Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) architecture, which includes C2I, radars, platforms and missiles. The first production contract for 325 units was awarded in 1987.
The gyro-stabilized Avenger turret with Stinger missiles is mounted on a 4×4 HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle), but can also operate in a standalone configuration or mounted on a variety of military vehicles.
More than 1,100 Avengers have been produced and delivered to U.S. Army, Army National Guard and foreign customers. The Avenger system can be installed on other types of chassis, tracked and wheeled, and is also fully air-transportable.
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