Anti-radiation missile system to undergo upgrade with Orbital ATK
DULLES, Va. U.S. Navy officials selected Orbital ATK to mature the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) configuration. The result of the developmental contract will be in a preliminary design prior to entry into the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.
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. The AARGM-ER incorporates additional upgrades to improve operational capability including extended range and survivability.
The AARGM-ER integrates existing AGM-88E AARGM sensors and electronics with an upgraded rocket motor and tail control system. The AARGM-ER will be compatible with the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, and F-35 with internal weapon’s bay-carriage.
Work for the AARGM-ER contract will be performed at Orbital ATK’s facilities in Northridge and Ridgecrest, California.