Navy's AARGM-ER missile faces schedule delays after testing problems emerge

By Nick Wilson / July 3, 2024 at 12:21 PM
The Navy's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range program will not achieve initial operational capability in July as previously expected due to undisclosed challenges that occurred during system testing, according to a program official. The AARGM-ER program -- an air-launched missile that will eventually arm the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler, providing increased range and improved survivability compared to the legacy AGM-88E AARGM missile -- was scheduled to begin operational testing in May, according to the Government Accountability Office’s annual...

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