Northrop Grumman announced that it has been awarded a $167 million contract by the US Navy for production and delivery of Lot 8 Full Rate Production of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM). The agreement includes options for increased quantities of missiles for the Department of the Navy, Italian Air Force and other foreign military sales.
AARGM is able to rapidly engage air-defense threats, said Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager, defense electronic systems, Northrop Grumman. We are proud to provide our warfighters with this advanced and affordable capability, he added.
AARGM is a US Navy (USN) and Italian Air Force international cooperative acquisition program with the USN as the executive agent. The missile system is currently deployed with the USN and US Marine Corps on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. AARGM is also integrated on the Italian Air Force’s Tornado Electronic Combat aircraft.