Orbital ATK to upgrade embedded computing components in AARGM radar-killing missile

Orbital ATK missile experts will upgrade embedded computing components of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) that equips carrier-based fighter-bombers and electronic warfare jets. AARGM is a supersonic, medium-range, air-launched tactical missile compatible with U.S. and allied strike aircraft.

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PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. - Orbital ATK missile experts will upgrade embedded computing components of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) that equips carrier-based fighter-bombers and electronic warfare jets. AARGM is a supersonic, medium-range, air-launched tactical missile compatible with U.S. and allied strike aircraft. The AGM-88E AARGM is the latest version of the AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM).

Orbital ATK is upgrading embedded computing components of the radar-killing Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM).

Officials of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $9.5 million order to the Orbital ATK Defense Electronic Systems segment in Northridge, Calif., to design and qualify AARGM sensors embedded computing components.

Orbital ATK experts will build the executive processor circuit card assembly for the AARGM's advanced digital anti-radiation homing (ARH) sensor and its millimeter-wave (MMW) radar terminal seeker under terms of this delivery order.

Orbital ATK upgrades will result in form, fit, and functional replacement of the existing AARGM ARH and millimeter-wave radar in support Naval Air Systems Command's Direct and Time Sensitive Strike program office.

This non-recurring engineering effort will mitigate existing cost and production issues with the AARGM ARH and MMW, as well as incorporate hardware for future expansion.

AARGM provides the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Italian air force with a weapon system for engaging and destroying enemy air defenses and time-critical, mobile targets. The AARGM also has precise global positioning system (GPS)/inertial navigation system (INS) guidance and network-centric connectivity.

The AARGM offers advanced signal processing and improved frequency coverage, detection range, and field of view, compared to earlier versions of the HARM system. It has time-critical standoff strike with supersonic GPS/INS point-to-point or point-to-millimeter-wave-terminal guidance. It also has missile impact zone control to prevent collateral damage through tightly coupled, digital terrain elevation database-aided GPS/INS, as well as counter-emitter shutdown through active millimeter-wave-radar terminal guidance.

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