- "Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both? With that in mind, I humbly present the crown jewel of Stark Industries' Freedom Line. It's the first missile system to incorporate our proprietary repulsor technology. They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how Dad did it. That's how America does it. And it's worked out pretty well so far. Find an excuse to let one of these off the chain, and I personally guarantee you the bad guys won't even want to come out of their caves. For your consideration, the Jericho."
- ―Tony Stark
The Jericho Missile was developed by Stark Industries for the United States Armed Forces. Tony Stark was meant to display the missile's capabilities to Air Force observers attending a demonstration in Afghanistan. While there, he was ambushed by the Ten Rings and held captive in order to build them a Jericho missile. However, Stark built an armored suit instead and escaped.
Obadiah Stane later sold Jericho Missiles to the Ten Rings which were then destroyed by Iron Man.
Since then, Stark Industries has stopped manufacturing these weapons after Tony Stark witnessed how they were used in battle.
The Jericho separated into 16 smaller missiles upon being launched. Each of these projectiles spreads across the area causing a chain of explosions and an enormous shockwave.