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DoD picks Alliant Techsystems to enhance AARGM capabilities

1st September 2020 - 16:05 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Orbital ATK is to develop new technology to increase the capability of the AGM-88E  Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) family of air-to-surface missiles, the US DoD announced on 31 August.

Under an $80.96 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Orbital ATK is tasked with running technology demonstrations, product improvement initiatives, technology insertion and transition activities, integration and testing of various warfare systems, mission analysis and mission architecture development. 

‘Additionally, this effort will provide recommendations in support of Concept of Operations development and military utility analysis,’ the DoD added. 

Work will be performed in Northridge, California, for completion in August 2025.

Northrop Grumman is teamed with MBDA to provide the AGM-88E to US and approved allied customers (Australia and Italy).

In June, Northrop Grumman reported it had completed verification tests for the extended-range variant of AARGM.

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