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The US Navy has successfully tested the “killer” of the Russian S-400

The US Navy has conducted the first combat test of the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) supersonic anti-radar missile designed to destroy enemy missile defense systems, according to The Drive.

The publication notes that during the tests, the missile, previously named the killer of the Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, “achieved all the goals set for this test.” The publication notes that the AGM-88G AARGM-ER was launched on July 19, 2021, from an F / A-18E / F Super Hornet aircraft off the Pacific coast of the Point Mugu range.

According to Captain Alex Dutko, the test is “an important step towards providing the fleet with the most modern weapons system to combat evolving ground-to-air threats.” It is noted that the tests carried out made it possible to confirm the correctness of the design solutions used to create the rocket. The company Northrop Grumman, responsible for the development of this weapon, said that the tests of the AGM-88G AARGM-ER are ahead of three months.

In May, the US Navy tested this missile for the first time. During tests, the F / A-18E Super Hornet fighter carried the AGM-88G AARGM-ER prototype. The rocket that took off for the first time was not launched. The purpose of the tests is to test the joint operation of the aircraft and rocket systems.

AGM-88G AARGM-ER has been created since 2015. It is planned to enter service in 2023. The rocket is equipped with a homing head with inertial and global (from satellites) navigation systems, as well as an infrared sensor. The weapon differs from the current AGM-88E High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) in a compact body, long-range and speed, as well as a new engine, warhead, and control elements.

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