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AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AGM-88E AARGM)

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Technical Report

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Department of the Navy Patuxent River United States

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The AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile AGM-88E AARGM program fields a major system upgrade to the AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile HARM inventory. The AGM-88E AARGM provides a significant enhancement to Naval operational capability in the Offensive Counter AirSuppression of Enemy Air Defenses SEAD mission area by technological upgrade to the HARM guidance system to counter enemy use of simple and cheap countermeasures and tactics such as mobility and radar shutdown. The AGM-88E AARGM is employed in the Offensive Counter AirSEAD role in direct support of all mission areas within the objective force e.g., Strike Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Anti-Surface Ship Warfare, and Command and Control Warfare and Information Warfare providing a rapid, organic response to air defense threats ranging from Smaller Scale Contingencies to Major Theater War. It will be employed by Naval aircraft operating fromboth sea and land bases

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