U.S. Navy’s AGM-88G AARGM-ER Missile Enters Production Phase

U.S. Navy F/A-18 jet fires AARGM-ER missile. Photo by US Navy.

The U.S. Navy has approved the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) missile to enter production phase.

On August 23, the missile received Milestone C (MS-C) approval, allowing the program to move into its first phase of production.

“The additional capabilities of AARGM-ER, coupled with its high-performance air vehicle, will provide our fleet with the most advanced weapon system to defeat evolving surface-to-air threats,” said Capt. A.C. “Count” Dutko, Navy Program Manager for Direct and Time Sensitive Strike (PMA-242). “Our team has continued to prove the maturity of the system and we are confident AARGM-ER is ready to commence low rate production.”

This decision enables the start of the production to support future deployment of the AARGM-ER to the fleet and achievement of initial operating capability.

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AARGM-ER is a major upgrade to the existing AARGM missile, currently in production and fielded with the Navy today.

AARGM-ER is being integrated on the Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft as well as the Air Force F-35A, Marine Corps F-35B, and Navy F-35C aircraft.

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