ⓘ AGM-124 Wasp


ⓘ AGM-124 Wasp

The AGM-124 Wasp is a missile developed by the United States. The Wasp grew out of the 1975 WAAM program initiated by the US Air Force in order to develop a series of new air-to-ground anti-armour weapons for close-support aircraft. The three-pronged program led to the CBU-92/B ERAM, the CBU-90/B ACM, and the Wasp anti-armour missile. The Wasp is regarded as the most advanced of these weapons.

Development began in 1979 with "Boeing" and "Hughes aircraft" as the main contractor. The specification called for a small missile, which could be implemented in large numbers of attack aircraft in multiple dispensers - the a-10 was able to carry several 12 round launcher pods. The Boeing design was unsuccessful, and the U.S. air force chose the rocket OCA Hughes.

The AGM-124А was a small weapon with folding wings and tail surfaces to reduce the storage space in the launcher. It was intended to be launched in large numbers - 10 or more missiles launched nearly simultaneously was provided for a conventional attack, the name OCA is derived from this "swarm" tactics. Missiles will follow a programmed path to the target area before activating a millimetric range with active radar homing to detect and home on a specific goal. This radars high resolution was able to identify targets even against enemy jamming and high background clutter from the Ground.

Tests of the radar system began in 1981, and the first AGM-124 prototype took place in 1983. Production was planned for 1987, but in October 1983, the program was cancelled. Most of the other components of the WAAM program were also less successful, only for the BLU-108 / b Skeet submunition in use today.

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