In June 2017, the Trump administration approved the sale of AGM-88 air-launched anti-radiation missiles to the Republic of China for countermeasures against search radar. combat capability.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on the 27th that Lockheed Martin was awarded a $138 million contract to improve the AGM-88 radar-related systems for Taiwan’s F-16Vs.
The U.S. Department of Defense pointed out that the contract improves the maturity of the radar software, data acquisition system updates, for Taiwan’s “Fengzhan Project” F-16V structure to improve the case, optimize the enemy identification system.
The AGM-88 is an active U.S. air-to-ground anti-radiation missile that can counter the deployment of Chinese air defense and destroy enemy ship air defense systems.
AGM-88 missiles can target various radio signal sources, including radar, communications equipment and electromagnetic interference devices, known as radar killer.
The latest AGM-88E, for example, uses the latest software, a digital anti-radiation auto-search sensor with greater frequency coverage, and multiple missile guidance technologies consisting of global positioning/inertial navigation missile guidance and active millimeter wave radar end guidance.
Taiwan National Policy Research Foundation senior assistant researcher Jie Zhong pointed out at that time that Taiwan’s F-16A/B fighter aircraft mounted with AGM-88 “high-speed anti-radiation missiles” could provide anti-aircraft pressure on the Chinese Communist Party’s air defense radars deployed along the southeast coast, forcing the Chinese Communist Party to move its air defense radars inland or even shut them down temporarily.