Upgraded electronic warfare weapon tested by Raytheon and U.S. Air ForceNews
October 19, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon completed a series of flight tests of the HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM), an upgrade to existing HARM missiles.
During the flight tests, an F-16 aircraft fired an HCSM AGM-88F against an emitter. Officials say, a similar radiating emitter within the zone of exclusion attempted to intercept the HCSM so it would engage the decoy, but with the GPS/inertial measurement unit (IMU) capability, the HCSM impacted the correct target.
Company officials continued to state that the U.S. Air Force has declared the HCSM capability operation. The missile was cleared for full-rate production, and the Air Force will make a fielding decision once the test series is complete.
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