AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Mission
Target, suppress and destroy enemy radar and surface-to-air missile sites at standoff range utilizing high speed.
The AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) supports the Air Force’s and Navy’s Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission. Currently, HARM is the Air Force’s and Navy’s primary reactive anti-radiation weapon capable of destroying or suppressing enemy radars. The missile uses anti-radiation homing to attack Surfaceto Air Missile (SAM) sites. HARM has a radar-sensing seeker, control section, warhead, and rocket motor.
It is highly accurate and is an all-weather weapon. The Air Force platform for the missile is the F-16C/CJ; the Navy platforms are the F/A-18 and EA-6B with growth planned for the F-18G (Growler) which will replace the EA-6B. The Block IIIA/V missile upgrade adds limited geospecificity and provides a significant step in
countering rapidly improving threats and limiting collateral damage. Future development includes the addition of a very accurate INS/GPS to increase accuracy and an improved point-to-point capability to allow destruction of non-radiating targets at extended ranges with minimized time-to-target. Other upgrades will include seeker improvements to expand the target set.