AGM-88 HARM Missile System
Services: Navy and Air Force
Description: The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM)
is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy
enemy radar-equipped air defense systems.
Features: The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a target
with minimum aircrew input. The proportional guidance system that homes in
on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker head in the
missile's nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, dual-thrust rocket motor
propels the missile.
Background: The HARM missile was approved for full production in
March 1983. It proved effective against Libyan targets in the Gulf of
Sidra in 1986, and was used extensively by the Navy and the Air Force in Operation
Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.
Primary Function: Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile; attack and
destroy hostile radar installations.
Power Plant: Thiokol dual-thrust, solid propellent, rocket motor
Length: 13 feet, 8 inches (4.1 meters)
Launch Weight: 800 pounds (360 kilograms)
Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
Wing Span: 3 feet, 8 inches (1.1 meters)
Range: 80+ miles (57+ nautical miles/91+ km)
Speed: 760+ mph (1,216 kmph)
Guidance: radar homing
Warhead: Blast fragmentation; warhead weight 150 pounds (68 kg)
Unit Cost: $284,000
Date Deployed: 1985