The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have carried out their fifth successful live fire test of a new extended-range anti-radiation missile, the major defense manufacturer announced in a press release on Monday.
“Northrop Grumman announced the fifth consecutive successful flight test of the US Navy’s AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER),” the release said.
The missile successfully detected, identified, located, and engaged an advanced, land-based emitter target, Northrop Grumman said.
The test marked the first firing overland of the missile against operationally-representative modern air defense system targets, the company said.
“ARGM-ER deliveries will begin later this year to support initial operational capability for the Navy in 2024,” the release said.
The missile is being integrated on the Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler as well as the Air Force F-35A, Marine Corps F-35B, and Navy/Marine Corps F-35C, Northrop Grumman said.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Defense Minister said on Monday that Canada has trained over 36,000 Ukrainian troops and will continue to do so,
“The Canadian Armed Forces have trained over 36,000 Ukrainian personnel through Operation UNIFIER, and we will keep going together with partners like Poland,” Anand said during a joint press conference with her Polish counterpart, Mariusz Blaszczak, in Ottawa.
Since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, the Royal Canadian Air Force, in cooperation with Poland, has transported over 8 million Pounds of military assistance, Anand added, noting that aid deliveries will continue.
Anand thanked Blaszczak for Poland’s “leadership” in supporting Ukraine and its contributions to NATO.
Canada is a leading supporter of Ukraine, having provided over C$5 billion ($3.7 billion) in military, financial, and humanitarian assistance to the country since the onset of Russia’s military operation.
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