One note of interest is that besides calculators and other electronic wonders, the Texas Instruments division of Raytheon is also the government contractor for the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile HARM missile. As an Air-to-Ground Missile (AGM) it is mainly used for strikes against radar targets.

In 1974 Texas instruments was awarded the contract for the AGM. The first test flight occurred in 1975. In April 1986 it was first used in combat against Libyan radar installations. They were also heavily used in Operation Desert Storm.

The United States Navy lists the price as $284,000, where as the USAF lists the price at a more manageable $200,000.

I wonder if I can interface it with my old TI-82. Now, if I can just come up with $200,000.


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