| Mission: The
AGM-88 HARM or high-speed anti-radiation
missile, is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek and
destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a
target with minimum aircrew input. The proportional guidance system
that hones in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker
head in the missile nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust
rocket motor propels the missile. The F-16C is the only aircraft in the
Air Force current inventory to use the AGM-88.
Defense Systems Acquisition Review
Council approved the AGM-88 missile for full production in March 1983.
The Air Force equipped the F-4G Wild Weasel with the AGM-88 to increase
the F-4G's lethality in electronic combat. The missile worked with the
APR-47 radar attack and warning system on the aircraft.
The missile is operationally deployed throughout the Air Force and in
full production as a joint U.S. Air Force-U.S. Navy project.