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Pentagon for the first time acknowledges sending previously undisclosed anti-radar missiles to Ukraine | CNN Pentagon Briefing - Aug. 8, 2022 |

Recently [March 10] the Ukrainian pilot, Major Yevhen Lysenko, was shot down aboard his MiG-29 fighter, which he used to launch AGM-88 HARM missiles, as can be seen in a video made in his commemoration and posted on the Twitter account of the Ukrainian Air Force. The AGM-88 HARM missiles have had a low success rate, with several being shot down before even hitting Russian radar stations. This is probably because anti-radar missiles are less effective at low altitudes, while Ukrainian pilots have been employing these missiles at low altitudes to prevent their fighters from being detected and shot down by Russian anti-aircraft systems.

First Footage Of Ukrainian MiG-29 Firing US-delivered Anti-Radiation Missiles Emerges | The Aviationist |

Finally, on Aug. 30, 2022, the Ukrainian Air Force shared an interesting video on social media channels, filmed with action/GoPro cameras attached to the pilot's helmet, showing several HARM missiles being fired (in some cases, also dual shots).

The HARM appears also to be carried to the inboard underwing pylon.

Along with the AGM-88 being carried and shot by the MiG-29, what's remarkable in the footage is also the installation of a commercial GPS and a tablet in the cockpit.
[Contractor Raytheon -- range 30+ mi. / 48+ km.]

Here's the comment about the integration in our previous story on this topic.

 Ukrainian MiG-29s Are Hunting Russian Radars With AGM-88 HARM Missiles



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 at 08:26:12 AM EST
Russian S-400 System 'Facing The Heat' From AGM-88 Missiles That US Supplied To Ukrainian Armed Forces -- Reports

A Russian-language edition of The Eurasia Daily (EAD) reported on August 24 that for the past three weeks, the Ukrainian military has been trying to use AGM-88 HARM missiles to destroy illumination radars of the S-400 and Buk-M3 anti-aircraft missile systems that are positioned to provide air defense umbrella over Kherson and Nova Kakhovka.

According to EAD, the AGM-88'D' variant of the missile was used to strike a specific S-400 position, but it failed to reach its target and instead landed in an apartment building in the Kherson region.

    Another AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile was spotted in Ukraine - this time an unexploded missile was found in #Kherson Oblast.

    It has some damage similar to shrapnel hits which may have been received from air defense interception, however a malfunction is also possible.

According to the EAD, the crew manning the Russian air defense system was able to detect the incoming AGM-88D missile and shut down the radars, depriving the missile of the ability to home in on the radiation.

The EAD noted that the incoming missile could have been detected by the 9S18M3 Kupol detection radar of the Buk-M3 complex, the all-altitude VVO 96L6 detector of the S- 400, or even the Gazetchik-E complex, designed to protect the ground-based radars from enemy anti-radar missiles.

In addition, the EAD reported that the GPS inside the missile could have been jammed by the Russian electronic warfare complexes of the R-330Zh Zhitel or R-330M1P Diabazol, leaving the AGM-88 with INS alone, which could not provide the accurate guidance needed for a successful hit.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 at 08:59:47 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 at 01:48:21 PM EST
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