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AGM-88 HARM Missile System

Description: The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.

Features: 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's nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket motor propels the missile.

Background: The HARM missile was approved for full production in March 1983. It proved effective against Libyan targets in the Gulf of Sidra in 1986, and was used extensively by the Navy and the Air Force in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Points of Contact:

Navy:
Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-07D2)
Washington, DC 20361-0701

Air Force:
Air Combat Command
Public Affairs Office
90 Oak Street
Langley AFB, VA 23665-2191
(804) 764-5007


General Characteristics:
Primary Function: Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile; attack and destroy hostile radar installations.
Contractor: Raytheon
Power Plant: Thiokol dual-thrust, solid propellent, rocket motor
Length: 13 feet, 8 inches (4.1 meters)
Launch Weight: 800 pounds (360 kilograms)
Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
Wing Span: 3 feet, 8 inches (1.1 meters)
Range: 80+ miles (57+ nautical miles/91+ km)
Speed: 760+ mph (1,216 kmph)
Guidance: radar homing
Warhead: Blast fragmentation; warhead weight 150 pounds (68 kg)
Unit Cost: $284,000
Date Deployed: 1985

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Added: May-31-2009 Occurred On: May-31-2009
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