HARM Targeting Pod (HTM)
The High speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Targeting Pod (HTS) enables
F-16 Block 50/52 pilots to engage targets faster, and more accurately
when tasked with Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) missions.
HTS pod is mounted to the side of F-16 aircraft. It provides essential
combat identification capabilities for fighter aircraft on air patrols
over the battlefield.
The HTS is able to detect, locate and identify
ground-based emitters. The R7 incorporates a precision geolocation
capability to target Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) into the AN/ASQ
213 Pod. F-16 Block 50/52 are cleared to carry both an AN/ASQ-213 HTS R7
Pod and an Advanced Targeting
Pod (ATP), by relocating HTS R7 pod to the aircraft's left inlet
The system uses an integral GPS receiver, a
digital receiver, and a new power supply and incorporate new software to
enable users to pinpoint the location of hostile emitters using
The pod is compatible with the latest currently
fielded M3.4+ F-16 operational flight program (OFP) software. The same
pod will enable pilots to utilize target location data
and employ precision guided munitions to destroy hostile emitters once
employed with the upcoming M4.2+ OFP release. HTS R7 will target HARM
and other PGMs to destroy fixed and mobile enemy air defense elements.
HTS R7 precision coordinates will be available to all Joint Forces via
Raytheon received the contract for the development of R7 HTS in 2001 and
delivered the first pod in September 2006. All current Air Force
HTS pod inventory will be retrofitted to R7 over the next two years. HTS
R7 will target HARM and other PGMs to destroy fixed and mobile enemy air
defense elements. HTS R7 precision coordinates will be available to all
Joint Forces via Link-16.