Defence & Arms
HARM, SEAD, and the war for Ukrainian air control
By Chris Bronk, Medium 21/9/22
Sep 22, 2022 - 12:34:52 PM

If there’s one item I’d like to add to my recent essay with Gabe Collins and Dan Wallach on Ukraine and the cyber/info fight there, it is another hack in the electronic warfare spectrum: integration of the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) onto at least two Soviet-era aircraft. The integration of the HARM onto MiG-29 and Su-27 tactical aircraft is an impressive display of cross-platform hardware hacking. HARM brings a vital capability to the Ukrainian military, that of suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD).


Misawa, Japan-based US aircraft on a SEAD traning mission.

An Air Force F-105 immediately after being hit by the blast and fragmentation of an S-75 over North Vietnam. US pilots described the missiles as “flying telephone poles” due to their size.

Navy aircraft launching from the carrier America during the 1986 Libya raid. The A-7 at center right carries a HARM. The aircraft behind it is an EA-6B radar jamming plane.

A UkrAF Su-27 carrying two HARMs.





Source: Ocnus.net 2022