Northrop Grumman Company has obtained a $153 million greenback contract award from the U.S. Navy for full fee manufacturing (FRP) of heaps 10 and 11 of the AGM-88E2 Superior Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract consists of manufacturing of missiles for the U.S. Navy and German Air Pressure. Northrop Grumman has produced greater than 1,500 AARGM missiles for the worldwide cooperative acquisition program with the U.S. Navy (serving as the manager agent) and the Italian Air Pressure. The missile supplies a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system that upgrades legacy AGM-88 HARM methods with superior functionality to carry out suppression and destruction of enemy air protection methods.

“As threats proceed to evolve, AARGM stays an reasonably priced resolution to proceed defending the U.S. Navy and our allies with their vital missions each day,” stated Gordon Turner, vp, superior weapons, Northrop Grumman. “The flexibility to detect and defeat the fast proliferation of immediately’s surface-to-air-threats, whereas remaining out of hurt’s manner, is paramount to mission success.”


AARGM is essentially the most superior system for pilots towards fashionable surface-to-air threats. Offering a mixture of precision, survivability and lethality, the system is ready to quickly have interaction land- and sea-based air-defense threats, in addition to putting, time-sensitive targets.As a first-rate contractor, Northrop Grumman is also creating the Superior Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Prolonged Vary (AARGM-ER) in partnership with the U.S. Navy. The AARGM-ER will embody a brand new rocket motor and warhead to offer a sophisticated functionality to detect and interact enemy air protection methods. AARGM is at the moment deployed with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Tremendous Hornet, and U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Pressure EA-18G Growler plane; AARGM can be built-in on the Italian Air Pressure’s Twister Digital Fight plane.

Northrop Grumman Company is an American multinational aerospace and protection expertise firm. With 90,000 workers and an annual income in extra of $30 billion, it is likely one of the world’s largest weapons producers and army expertise suppliers. The agency ranks No. 96 on the 2020 Fortune 500 checklist of America’s largest firms. Northrop Grumman is made up of 4 important enterprise sectors: Aeronautics Programs, Protection Programs, Mission Programs and House Programs. Previous to Northrop Grumman’s reorganization of its divisions on January 1, 2020, the divisions had been: Aerospace Programs, Mission Programs, Expertise Providers, and Innovation Programs.

An AGM-88E2 Superior Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) is launched from an F/A-18 throughout testing. (Photograph by Northrop Grumman)