Navy, Alliant Tech to train Aussies on AARGM

June 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is supplying Australia with capability training for High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles and Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles.

The training services, which will be delivered by the Navy and Alliant Tech Systems, are part of a Foreign Military Sales agreement for the weapons and part of Australia's acquisition of EA-18G Growler aircraft.

"The RAAF's procurement of an AARGM training capability is another step in the direction of achieving commonality between RAAF and U.S. Navy aircraft, mission planning and maintenance capabilities in order to maximize interoperability in a coalition environment," said U.S. Navy Capt. Brian Corey, Direct and Time Sensitive Strike program manager.

The AARGM is a medium-range, air-to-ground missile for suppression and destruction of multiple enemy air defenses.

The Navy said training services would be provided in 2015 to support to Australia's flight testing of the EA-18G aircraft Australia decided to acquire.

Additional details were not disclosed.

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