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The US Navy has awarded Orbital ATK a contract worth as much as U$350 million to continue Full Rate Production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced  Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). With an initial award of $157 million for FRP Lot 6 US Navy  missiles, this contract will deliver advanced capabilies. The contract also includes an option for FRP Lot 7 missiles, covering All-Up Round missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles for the US Navy, Italian Air  Force, and  other allies through Foreign  Military Sales orders.

“Today’s  battlefield  is  rapidly  evolving  and  the  number  of  threats  emerging  around  the world  continues  to  grow.  AARGM  is  an  affordable  solution  that  continues  to  provide advanced  capabilities  to  those  protecting  our  nation  and  allies  each  and  every  day,” Cary  Ralston,  Vice  President  and  General  Manager  of  Orbital  ATK’s  Defense  Electronic Systems  Division  of  the  Defense  Systems  Group,  said.  “AARGM’s  game-changing  technology is  vital  to  the  warfighter’s  success  and  equips  pilots  with  the  most  advanced  solution  to detect  and  defeat  surface-to-air-threats.”

AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, upgrading legacy AGM-88 HARM systems with advanced capability to perform destruction of enemy air defence missions. AARGM is one of the most advanced systems for pilots, with in-cockpit, real-time electronic order of battle situational awareness against today’s modern surface-to-air threats. It is able to rapidly engage traditional and non-traditional advanced land- and seabased air-defence threats, as well as striking, time-sensitive targets.

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:AARGM is a US Navy and Italian Air Force international cooperative major acquisition programme with the navy as the executive agent. AARGM is currently deployed and supports operational requirements for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. The missile is integrated into the weapons systems

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