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PENTAGON AWARDS AARGM CONTRACT TO ATK
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Source: USAF

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is purchasing more capable anti-radiation missiles. Under the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program, Alliant Techsystems developed the AGM-88E version of the HARM.

This contract is worth $83.4 million and supports full rate production of Lot III missiles. This contract will converts 110 AGM-88B missiles to E model status. Work on this contract will be completed in December 2016.

The U.S. military could acquire nearly 1,800 AGM-88E HARMs. The Pentagon plans to procure 126 missiles in FY2016, another 287 in FY17, 348 in FY18, 356 in FY19, and 226 in FY2020.

Italy is also procuring the AGM-88E HARM. Other operators of existing HARM versions could become customers for the E model. The U.S. made use of HARMs during air strikes in Serbia during 1999, against Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011.

Source:  Forecast Intelligence Center
Associated URL: http://www.forecastinternational.com
Source Date: April 23, 2014
Author: L. Dickerson, Missile Systems 
Posted: 04/24/2014
 


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