Defense giant Northrop Grumman has announced a new low-speed initial contract for the AGM-88G Extended Range Advanced Anti-radiation Guided Missile (AARGM-ER).
As noted by the corporation, Northrop Grumman received a $45.6 million contract for the second batch of Low Rate Initial Production AARGM-ER in December 2021.
The AARGM-ER leverages modern AARGM sensors, avionics and digital modeling with the addition of a new high-performance avionics, solid rocket propulsion system and advanced warhead .
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“AARGM-ER provides the United States Navy with the ability to stay ahead of evolving threats,” said Mary Petryszyn, vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems. “This test flight further demonstrated the AARGM-ER’s critical ability to accurately counter long-range threats, while allowing the crew to remain at a safe distance. ”
AARGM-ER is being integrated on Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft as well as F-35A/B/C aircraft.
NG also announced that it has successfully completed the second test flight of the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM-ER). The US Navy launched the missile from an F/A-18 Super Hornet on January 21 in the Point Mugu Sea Range off the southern California coast. The missile performed an extended-range configuration, hitting land targets, located at a range on San Nicholas Island.
The Russian media, including Topwar and VPK magazines, specifically refer to the AARGM-ER as the “S-400 killer”. Surface-to-air missiles used to suppress and/or destroy an enemy air defense system nicknamed the “S-400 killer”, are capable of targeting one of the existing air defense systems. great Russia.