The AGM-88A high-speed antiradiation missile
(HARM) (fig. 3-13) offers performance improvements
over the existing Shrike and Standard ARM missiles
when used for defense suppression and similar
The HARM missile, in conjunction with the
launching aircrafts avionics, detects, identifies, and
locates enemy radars, displays threat information,
and computes target parameters. The HARM missile
is 10 inches in diameter, 194 inches long, and weighs
780 pounds. The missile operates in three basic modes:
(1) self-protect (which attacks targets that pose
immediate threat to the aircraft), (2) target of
opportunity (which attacks discrete targets important to
the tactical situation), and (3) prebrief (missile
programmed to the vicinity of known or expected
targets, and to
attack when lock-on is achieved).
Launch aircraft for the HARM are the A-6E, EA-6B,
The AGM-119B (fig. 3-14) is a fire and forget,
antisurface ship, all-up-round (AUR) missile. The
missile uses inertial guidance and infrared (IR) homing.
The AGM-119B is intended to be launched from the
SH-60B LAMPS helicopter. It is the first
helicopter-launched, air-surface, antiship missile
system in the U.S. Navy inventory.
The missile launch assembly (MLA) contains the
missile control system (MCS) and attaches to the wing
pylon of the SH-60B LAMPS Mk III helicopter. It
provides mechanical attachment points for the missile
launch/release system (BRU-14 rack with two
AERO-1A adapters, which provide a 30-inch
The MLA, with BRU-14
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Within the radome of the Sparrow III missile, the target seeker receives and
interprets the radar energy reflected from the target.
The flight control section, which consists of the autopilot and hydraulic group,
provides the Sparrow III missile with control signals and mechanical energy to
move external control surfaces to guide the missile,
The DRTM is attached to the aft end of the missile flight control section of the
The Harpoon guided missile is launched from A-6, F/A-18, S3, and P-3 aircraft.
The Harpoon missile is less susceptible to radar detection because of its low-level
cruise trajectory with over-the-horizon range.
The sections of the Harpoon missile include the guidance, warhead, sustainer and
Sidewinder missiles are equipped with passive infrared target detection.
The five major components of the Sidewinder missile include the guidance and
control section, target detector section, S&A device, warhead section, and rocket
The S&A device is aligned by an interrupted firing train that is aligned by an
acceleration arming device.
Four Mk 1 Mod 0 or Mod 1 wings attached to the aft end of the motor tube provide
aerodynamic lift and stability to the Sidewinder missile during flight.