Raytheon deploys HARM HCSM upgrades to U.S. Air Force

The Raytheon Company announced on Thursday the delivery of the first order of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification upgrade devices to the U.S. Air Force.

"HCSM improves mission effectiveness and significantly reduces the risk of collateral damage," HARM Program Director for Raytheon Missile Systems Jack Roosa said. "The HCSM upgrade to the previously fielded HARM inventory adds GPS and improves inertial navigation system capability at a substantial savings compared to other weapons with similar capability."

The AGM-88 HARM is a device that can destroy or compromise surface-to-air missile radars, radar-guided defense artillery units and early warning radars in battle. HARMs have been used by the U.S. to help make dangerous airspaces safer for U.S. military personnel and U.S. allies.

The HCSM is a device which enhances the use of HARMs. HCSMs include features that can detect time-critical targets, offset countermeasures and reduce the risk of collateral damage or fratricide.

The new units deployed this month include digital flight computers that can combine the capabilities of navigation and seeker technologies. The upgrades increase the unit's accuracy while offering improved missile control.

The Raytheon Company manufactures defense and security technology to serve military units around the world. The company was formed 91 years ago, and continues to provide defense technology to the U.S. government and its allies.