25 August 2014
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said that it and the US Air Force have successfully flight tested an upgraded high-speed anti-radiation missile.
The HARM control section modification is said to be more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage.
During this test mission, an F-16 aircraft fired an HCSM, AGM-88F, against an emitter located outside of a zone of exclusion, which contained a similar radiating emitter. The HCSM used its new global positioning system/inertial measurement unit capability and successfully impacted the correct target. Another HCSM test mission is needed to determine if HCSM is ready for deployment to the US Air Force.
“Raytheon´s HCSM offers the warfighter enhanced capabilities at an affordable price, providing best value for suppression of enemy air defense weapon options,” said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon Air Warfare Systems.
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