The AGM-88 HARM (High-speed AntiRadiation Missile) is an air-to-surface tactical missile
designed to seek and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a target with minimum aircrew input. The
proportional guidance system that homes in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna
and seeker head in the missile nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket
motor propels the missile. The F-16C
the capability to employ the AGM-88, and is the only aircraft in the current inventory to
use the AGM-88.
The AGM-88 missile was approved for full production by the Defense Systems Acquisition
Review Council in March 1983.
The Air Force equipped the F-4G Wild Weasel
with the AGM-88 to increase the F-4G's lethality in electronic combat. The missile worked
with the APR-47 radar attack and warning system on the aircraft.
The missile is operationally deployed throughout the Air Force and in full production as
a joint U.S. Air Force-U.S. Navy project.
|Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile
|Thiokol dual-thrust rocket motor
|13 ft 8 in
|3 ft 8 in
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