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In March 1962, the U.S. Navy issued two requirements for new long-range ARMs (Anti-Radiation Missiles) to supplement the short-range AGM-45 Shrike. The ARM I was to have an effective range of 50 nm, while the ARM II was planned for ranges of up to 100 nm. In 1963, it was decided to begin development of the ARM I, and the designation ZAGM-63A was allocated. However, no funds were made available, because other ARM programs (first the improvement of the AGM-45 Shrike, and later also the development of the AGM-78 Standard ARM and AGM-88 HARM) had higher priority. After lingering on for some years as a paper project, the AGM-63 was finally cancelled at some time in the late 1960s.


The AGM-63 missile program was cancelled before the design and configuration was finalized.

Main Sources

[1] Norman Friedman: "US Naval Weapons", Conway Maritime Press, 1983
[2] James C. Fahey: "The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet", 8th ed., U.S. Naval Institute, 1965

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