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AGM-88 HARM Missile

The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a target with minimum aircrew input. The proportional guidance system that homes in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker head in the missile's nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket motor propels the missile.
The HARM missile was approved for full production in March 1983. It proved effective against Libyan targets in the Gulf of Sidra in 1986, and was used extensively by the Navy and the Air Force in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.
Navy and Air Force
Point Of Contact
Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation [PEO (W)]
Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station
Patuxent River, Maryland 20670-1547
phone: 301-757-5289

Air Force:
Air Combat Command
Public Affairs Office
90 Oak Street
Langley AFB, VA 23665-2191
(804) 764-5007
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile; attack and destroy hostile radar installations.
Contractor: Raytheon.
Date Deployed: 1985
Unit Cost: $284,000.
Propulsion: Thiokol dual-thrust, solid propellent, rocket motor.
Length: 13 feet, 8 inches (4.1 meters).
Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 centimeters).
Wingspan: 3 feet, 8 inches (1.1 meters).
Weight: 800 pounds (360 kilograms).
Speed: 760+ mph (1,216 kph).
Range: 80+ miles (57+ nautical miles/91+ km).
Guidance System: Radar homing.
Warhead: Blast fragmentation; warhead weight 150 pounds (68 kg).
Last Update: 20 February 2009