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AGM-88D HARM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$284,000
Also Known As: High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AGM-88 HARM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 22,969
Total Cost: USD$5.7 billion
Family Members: AGM-88A HARM, AGM-88B HARM, AGM-88C HARM, AGM-88E AARGM and AGM-88F HCSM
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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 AGM-88D missile is the next step in HARM's evolution. It would be provided as an upgrade kit beginning in 2003 with improved software and hardware. AGM-88D missile also incorporates a GPS/INS-aided guidance system.

AGM-88D HARM Applications


Combat Aircraft EA-18G Growler EA-6B Prowler F-15K Slam Eagle F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon F-16I Soufa F/A-18A Hornet F/A-18B Hornet F/A-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet Tornado ECR

AGM-88D HARM Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 250 millimeter (9.84 inch)
Length: 4.17 meter (164 inch)
Wingspan: 1.13 meter
Performance
Max Range: 105 kilometer (57 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 630 mps (2,269 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 68 kilogram (150 pound)
Weight: 360 kilogram (794 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-88D HARM News

There are 5 news between
29 Dec 2003 and 16 Jan 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013Raytheon Awarded Contract for HARM Upgrade
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Raytheon Testing New Upgrades for HARM Missiles
Monday, August 21, 2006Raytheon Demonstrates GPS/INS Assisted HARM Missile Variant
Wednesday, November 16, 2005Italy Joins AARGM Program
Monday, December 29, 2003US Navy Buys Additional Super Hornets and Clears the Way for EA-18G Development

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