Northrop Grumman has delivered the 1000th AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system to the US Navy.
A ceremony at the Northrop Grumman production facility in Northridge, California, commemorated the occasion, the company said in a statement.
Northrop claims that the AARGM provides the critical ability to detect and defeat surface-to-air-threats enabling the penetration of adversary anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) domains required by US warfighters and allies.
“The 1,000th delivery showcases the progress made by our joint team since the program began as a Small Business Innovation Research program over a decade ago,” said Gordon Turner, vice president, defense electronic systems, Northrop Grumman.
The AARGM program achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in July 2012, and is currently deployed and supporting operational requirements for the US Navy, US Marine Corps, Italian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. The missile is integrated into the weapons systems on the FA-18C/D Hornet, FA-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler aircraft and on the Tornado Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance (ECR) aircraft.
Northrop Grumman is working with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that could aid the military in its operations in remote military bases through regular power supply. "The project is designed to provide constant, consistent and logistically agile power to expeditionary forces operating in unimproved areas such as forward operating bases
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The United States approved the sale of 850 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems and related equipment worth $245 million to Australia, on Wednesday. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $245 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a
Northrop Grummans AQS-24 mine hunting sonar recently completed initial in-water testing of AQS-24B Deploy and Retrieval (D&R) payload. Operated from the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vessel (MCM USV), the AQS-24 D&R demonstrated the unmanned operations needed to perform a mine hunting mission off the MCM Mission Package aboard the littoral combat ship (LCS), Northrop said in a
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