Anti-Radiation Missiles for Electronic Attack - FREE Short Session

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Anti-radiation missiles (ARM) are a key component of modern EW arsenals. ARM’s are primarily used to attack ground-based radars by homing on radiated energy from antenna sidelobes or main lobe. Soon after radar-guided SAM’s became a threat, planners realized that simplest way to stop them was to take out the radar. These radars make an easy target; in radio terms, they are equivalent to lighthouses, radiating brightly. So in 1958 the U.S. introduced the Shrike, an ARM that homed in on enemy radar and proved valuable in the Vietnam War. AGM-45 was first ARM used to attack antiaircraft radar.  Based on USN AIM-7. Designed to destroy SAM and AAA fire control radar sites. First deployed by USN in Vietnam in 1965, then USAF in 1966 on the F-105F Wild Weasel. Originally developed for USN during late 1960’s

Created because of limitations of AGM-45 Shrike, which suffered from small warhead, limited range and poor guidance system. The AGM-78 Standard ARM was the successor to the Shrike.  General Dynamics was asked to create air-launched ARM by modifying RIM-66 SM-1 surface-to-air missile. Use of a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) design greatly reduced development costs, and trials of the new weapon began in 1967 after only 1 year of development. First operational missiles were issued in early 1968.  The QRC program was used during the war to procure various other EW systems such as RHAW receivers and pod-mounted jammers for fighter aircraft and for jammers for EB-66 EW aircraft. The modern successor is the AGM-88 HARM High Speed Antiradiation missile, which has longer range and a speed of over mach 2.  "No U.S. aircraft has ever been lost to surface-to-air missiles when HARM has been flying cover," according to Raytheon.

This 1-hour session will also include a question and answer opportunity with the instructor.

This is a sample of what you can learn in the popular multi-day ATI course Electronic Protection and Electronic Attack




Dr. Clayton Stewart has over 30 years of experience performing across the spectrum of research direction, line management, program management, system engineering, engineering education, flight operations, and research and development. He has had extensive involvement at all levels as Technical Director, Principal Investigator, Operations Manager, Director of Research, Program Manager, Associate Professor, Chief Scientist, Systems Analyst, Member of the Technical Staff, and Aircrew Member.


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