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Also Known As: Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile and HDAM
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems
Description: The AGM-88 HARM (High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile) is an air-to-surface supersonic, long range missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar systems. It was designed as an advanced follow on to Standard ARM and Shrike anti-radiation missiles. The HARM's guidance package, with full frequency coverage, is locked on enemy's radar systems emissions following them through radar site. Radar systems physical destruction is achieved through a single blast fragmentation warhead. The first combat use of AGM-88 missiles was in Libya in 1986. During the gulf war in 1991, more than 2,000 HARMs were fired against Iraq's radar systems becoming the weapon of choice in the suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD). The HARM missile can be released from many aircraft. The F-16C is the only HARM-capable aircraft of the US Air Force.
The HARM missile can operate in three modes: pre-emptive, missile-as-a-sensor and self-protect. In the pre-emptive mode the missile is fired before locking on the potential threat. Targeting is provided through pre-flight planning or cued via aircraft's sensors. The missile-as-a-sensor mode allows aircraft to use externally attached HARM missiles as a sensor (using its seeker) to locate radar emissions. Self-protect mode means the missile is fired to destroy threatening radar emissions. The scope of capabilities of the HARM missile family expands from the basic AGM-88A introduced in 1982 to the latest AGM-88F planned for 2015-2016. More than 23,000 AGM-88 missiles have been produced or are under contract to date with more than 4,000 employed in combat.
The AARGM (Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile) will feature the latest software (software seems to be the cornerstone of the HARM missile) and enhanced capabilities. The AARGM is intended to counter radar shutdown. A passive radar and an active millimeter wave seekers will be installed on the AARGM. In June 2003, ATK won a $223 million contract for the development of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The whole program was valued at $1.55 billion ($1.69 billion Sept 2007 estimate).
In November 2005 the Italian Ministry of Defense and the US Department of Defense signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the joint development of the AGM-88E AARGM missile. Italy was providing $20 million of developmental funding as well as several millions worth material, equipment and related services. The Italian Air Force was expected to procure up to 250 missiles for its Tornado ECR aircraft. Thus flight test program was set to integrate the AARGM onto Tornado ECR's weapon system.
AGM-88E AARGM Applications
AGM-88 HARM Orders
AGM-88 HARM items 1996-2003 Chart includes AGM-88C HARM (280), AGM-88B HARM (200), AGM-88A HARM (68), AGM-88D HARM (55)
AGM-88E AARGM Specifications
Diameter: 250 millimeter
Length: 4.17 meter
Wingspan: 1.13 meter
Max Range: 105 kilometer
Top Speed: 630 mps (2,269 kph)
Warhead: 68 kilogram
Weight: 360 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-88E AARGM News
There are 25 news between
16 Nov 2005 and 17 Sep 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013ATK Delivers 100th AARGM Production MissileThursday, May 9, 2013Italian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Upgraded Tornado ECR AircraftMonday, March 11, 2013Italian Air Force to Upgrade its Tornado Strike Aircraft FleetThursday, September 27, 2012ATK Awarded Full-Rate Production Contract for AARGM MissileTuesday, May 22, 2012FMS: Australia Requests 12 EA-18G Electronic Attack Aircraft Modification KitsMonday, October 31, 2011ATK Awarded Contract for Third LRIP Contract of AARGM MissilesThursday, June 16, 2011US Navy Conducts Integration Flight Tests of AARGM Missile on Growler and Super HornetWednesday, July 14, 2010US Navy Takes Delivery or First Production AGM-88E AARGM MissilesThursday, September 3, 2009AARGM Scores Another Direct Hit in Successful TestTuesday, May 12, 2009AARGM Executes Fifth Successful Firing
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