U.S. Airmen assigned to the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secure an AGM-65 Maverick missile to an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the Combat Hammer air-to-ground weapon system evaluation program at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014. The weeklong training was managed by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr./Released)

Maverick

The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground missile (AGM) designed for close air support. It is the most widely produced precision-guided missile in the Western world, and is effective against a wide range of tactical targets, including armor, air defenses, ships, ground transportation and fuel storage facilities.