AARGMAdvanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile
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'AARGM is able to rapidly engage air-defense threats,' said Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager, defense electronic systems, Northrop Grumman.
AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system that homes in on electromagnetic radiation emitted by ground-based enemy anti-aircraft systems, the release noted.
A partner in the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program, the Italian Air Force last week completed testing of the AARGM on its Tornado ECR jet with two successful live fires at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, a major step towards finishing its initial operational test and evaluation of the missile system, said Capt.
"It's exciting for [the Italian air force] in that, after all this work with the cooperative development over these past years, AARGM is now an operational capability for them," Commerford said.
The AARGM is a seeker upgrade of the existing HARM airframe.
This award places the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) in a class of innovative products and recognizes it as one of the most significant achievements produced by the SBA's SBIR program.
ATK will also showcase an upgrade to HARM commonly known as AARGM, the Advanced Anti-radiation Guided Missile.
The AGM-88E AARGM, currently in Full Rate Production, is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system that upgrades legacy AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile systems with advanced capability to perform Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions.
From around 2010 the Harm series is scheduled to be replaced in US Navy and US Marine Corps service by the ATK AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (Aargm), an ARM-88B/C derivative that is currently in the SDD phase.
Recognizing the need to improve the capabilities of anti-radar weapons, US developers of an update to HARM, the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), are adding geolocation technology and active radar homing to increase the means of targeting enemy radar.