The Copperhead is a high explosive antitank round fired from a 155-mm. howitzer in the same manner as a conventional round. While the round is in flight, a laser designator from either a helicopter or a ground source illuminates the target. A sensor in the nose of the Copperhead guides the missile to the laser beam on the target. The Copperhead round weighs 137 pounds and has a range of 16,000 meters.

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