Aeronautica Militare completes AARGM operational testing

The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) has completed its operational testing of the Northrop Grumman AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), the company announced on October 4. The testing, carried out by Italian Tornado ECR aircraft at Naval Air Station China Lake, California, was the last step before the AARGM can become operational in Italian service. The AARGM, developed in a cooperative US-Italian programme, is currently in full-rate production.