Navy Adds Millimeter Wave Radar to AGM-88B Anti-Radiation Missile

AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) on F/A-18C Hornet. (Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Brian Fleske)

AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) on F/A-18C Hornet. (Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Brian Fleske)

November 20, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 23 October 2017, Morgan Cole

The U.S. Navy is working with Orbital ATK to convert AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 25 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) All-Up-Rounds as part of an effort to destroy relocatable air defenses.  

Additional features of the AARGM include weapon-impact-assessment transmit, millimeter wave radar terminal seeker, global positioning system/Inertial Navigation System guidance, net-centric connectivity, and digital, anti-radiation homing sensor.

AGM-88E AARGM is used by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Italian Air Force,  to engage and destroy hostile air defenses and mobile targets that are time sensitive.