American AGM-88 missiles began to hit the air defense positions of the Russians

Rocket model AGM-88 HARM
Rocket model AGM-88 HARM
© Photos from open sources
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: August 08 2022 at 11:24 am

The remains of an American AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile were discovered at one of the positions of the Russian military.

A number of photos with the remains of this missile, taken at the positions of Russian troops, appeared on the social network .

Presumably, the Ukrainian Air Force used these missiles against Russian air defense systems.

An inscription on a piece of the tail that remained revealed the belonging of the remains to this type of rocket.

Remnants of the AGM-88 HARM missile at the position of the Russian military have been made public. August 2022. Ukraine. Photo from social networks

AGM-88 HARM (High-speed Anti-Radar Missile) is a high-speed anti-radar missile adopted by the USA in 1983.

The maximum launch range is 150 kilometers, the minimum is 25.

Remnants of the AGM-88 HARM missile at the position of the Russian military have been made public. August 2022. Ukraine. Photo from social networks

These missiles have a passive homing radar head and are guided to radar stations.

The missile is intended for American and some European aircraft.

There is no official information that the missile was installed on a Soviet-made fighter.

AGM-88 HARM missile in the US museum. Photo from open sources

There is also no official information that the USA or another country supplied Ukraine with AGM-88 HARM. However, Defense Minister of Ukraine Reznikov has repeatedly stated that he expects the delivery of such missiles.

" And you definitely saw the announced package, if I'm not mistaken, for 270 million dollars with the signature of the President of the United States that we will get four more HIMARS, we will get special anti-radar missiles that we had before. This will allow you and I to effectively destroy their radar system, essentially blinding the enemy, which will give us the opportunity to gain an advantage for a counteroffensive ," Reznikov said in July.

Rocket model AGM-88 HARM

Also, on August 6, the Ukrainian operational command "South" reported that the destruction of four S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems and the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile gun complex was confirmed in the south during the day.

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