short-to-medium range, inertialy guided, infrared
terminal homing, air-to-surface missile. It is used
against ships and surfaced submarines. The Penguin
consists of the following componentsa seeker,
navigation and control section, warhead, rocket motor,
four folding wings, and four canards. The missile is
designed to be launched from helicopters at low speeds
and low altitudes.
High-Speed Antiradiation Missile (HARM)
The AGM-88A HARM (fig. 8-17) is a supersonic,
terminal homing, air-to-ground missile. It is used
primarily against ground radar installations, and it has
the capability of selecting a single target from a number
of targets in the environment. The missile has four
major sectionsguidance, control, warhead, and
rocket motor. It is capable of being launched from the
F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
The AIM-120 (AMRAAM ) missile is an advanced
missile system (fig. 8-18) that provides significant
performance and reliability improvements over the
existing Sparrow missile. The AMRAAM is an
all-weather, radar-guided missile. It provides fighter
aircraft with precision medium-range attack against
airborne targets. The missile is divided into four major
sections: guidance, warhead, propulsion, and control.
The missile can be launched from the F-14 and F/A-18
Walleye Guided Weapon
The Walleye guided weapon does not contain a
propulsion system as do other guided missiles. It is
classified as a missile because it has a guidance system,
a control system, and externally mounted control
Figure 8-17.AGM-88A HARM guided missile.
Figure 8-18.AIM-120 (AMRAAM) guided missile.