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Northrop receives AARGM-ER EMD contract

13th March 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman has received a $322.5 million contract from the US Navy for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER), the company announced on 8 March.

The AARGM-ER programme is leveraging the AARGM that is currently in production. The AARGM-ER will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft and configured for internal carriage on the F-35 Lightning II.

The air-launched missile is capable of rapidly engaging air-defence threats. AARGM is currently deployed with the US Navy and US Marine Corps on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, as well as the Italian Air Force’s Tornado Electronic Combat aircraft.

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