Operator: Status: Number: Cost: Acquired: Variants:
Morocco In Service 20 Part of $155 million munitions package (2008) 2013 AGM-88B/C
Saudi Arabia On Order 600 Part of $29 billion F-15SA package (2010) Unknown AGM-88B
Turkey In Service 100 Unknown 1994-1995 AGM-88B
United Arab Emirates In Service 159 Unknown 2006-2007 AGM-88C
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Raytheon (originally developed by Texas Instruments)
Type: Air-to-ground High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missile for the destruction of enemy air defenses
Introduced: 1985
Guidance: Electronic emission homing system for terminal phase and proportional guidance system
Range: 80+ miles (57+ nm / 91+ km)
Length: 13.8 ft (4.1 m)
Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Weight: 800 lbs (360 kg)
Warhead type: 150 lb (68 kg) Blast fragmentation
Fuse: Pulsed laser proximity or contact
Speed: 760+ mph (1,216 km/h)
Propulsion: Thiokol dual-thrust, solid propellent rocket motor
Launch platform: F/A-18C/D, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, F-16C/D, F-16E/F, F-35, F-15SA, Tornado IDS
Notes: AGM-88E variant is commonly known as the AARGM or Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile


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