Boeing will supply Harpoon Coastal Defense System to Taiwan

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on March 2, 2022, the Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a not-to-exceed $498,310,000 firm-fixed-price undefinitized order (N0001922F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 RGM-84 Harpoon Block II missile (Picture source: Yabiladi)

This order provides for the production and delivery of the Harpoon Coastal Defense System Launch System (HCDS) in support of the government of Taiwan, specifically 100 Launcher Transporter Units, 25 Radar Units, and HCDS training equipment.

Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $244,171,900 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security). The AGM-84E Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) and later AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER (Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response) are cruise missile variants.

To strike targets on land and ships in port, the missile uses GPS-aided inertial navigation to hit a designated target aimpoint. The 227-kilogram blast warhead delivers lethal firepower against a wide variety of land-based targets, including coastal defense sites, surface-to-air missile sites, exposed aircraft, port/industrial facilities, and ships in port.

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