Raytheon tests HARM missile improvements
Raytheon completes tests of the HARM control section modification upgrade
(Aerospace & Defense Media Group)
The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM™) is a joint U.S. Navy and Air Force program developed by the Navy and Raytheon.
HARM's primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor and self protect.
Continued hardware and software upgrades have allowed HARM to counter advanced radar threats. HARM has proven itself in both reliability and combat performance. It is employed on a variety of Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft including the EA-6B, F-16 and F/A-18. The U.S. government makes HARM available through Foreign Military Sales.
Raytheon is developing a HARM upgrade, called the HARM Control Section Modification. HCSM adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and seeker systems. The enhancements improve the probability of hit, while controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.