The U.S. State Division has made a dedication approving a potential International Army Sale to the Taipei Financial and Cultural Consultant Workplace in the US of AGM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II Missiles and associated tools for an estimated price of $355 million. The Taipei Financial and Cultural Consultant Workplace in the US (TECRO) has requested to purchase sixty (60) AGM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II missiles and 4 (4) ATM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II train missiles. Additionally included are Harpoon Steering Management Items (GCUs); Harpoon Radar Seekers; Harpoon Radar Altimeters; Harpoon Captive Air Take a look at Missiles (CATMs); containers; spare/restore components; help/take a look at tools; publications/technical documentation; coaching tools and different associated parts of logistics help. The principal contractor shall be Boeing Firm, St. Louis, MO. The recipient has requested offsets.

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Protection, Area & Safety). The AGM-84E Standoff Land Assault Missile (SLAM) and later AGM-84H/Ok SLAM-ER (Standoff Land Assault Missile – Expanded Response) are cruise missile variants. In manufacturing at Boeing services in Saint Charles, Missouri, is the Harpoon Block II, meant to supply an expanded engagement envelope, enhanced resistance to digital countermeasures and improved concentrating on. Particularly, the Harpoon was initially designed as an open-ocean weapon. The important thing enhancements of the Harpoon Block II are obtained by incorporating the inertial measurement unit from the Joint Direct Assault Munition program, and the software program, laptop, World Positioning System (GPS)/inertial navigation system and GPS antenna/receiver from the SLAM Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), an improve to the SLAM.


Boeing Harpoon Coastal Protection System Launch System (HCDS). (Photograph by Boeing)

At the least 339 Harpoon missiles have been offered to the Republic of China Air Pressure (Taiwan) for its F-16 A/B Block 20 fleet and the Taiwanese Navy, which operates 4 guided-missile destroyers and eight guided-missile frigates with the potential of carrying the Harpoon, together with the eight former U.S. Navy Knox-class frigates and the 4 former USN Kidd-class destroyers which have been offered to Taiwan. Taiwan has additionally purchased 60 AGM-84L Block-2 missiles to arm its F-16A fight plane below a separate $90 million deal. In October 2020, the U.S. State Division accepted a potential International Army Sale (FMS) to Taiwan of as much as 100 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Coastal Protection Methods and associated tools for an estimated price of $2.37 billion.

Boeing will produce Harpoon anti-ship system tools for Taiwan to satisfy a overseas navy gross sales (FMS) requirement below a $498.3 million order from the U.S. Naval Air Methods Command. Taiwan has requested to purchase as much as 100 (100) Harpoon Coastal Protection Methods (HCDS) consisting of as much as 4 hundred (400) RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Floor Launched Missiles; and 4 (4) RTM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Train Missiles. The Harpoon Coastal Protection System Launch System (HCDS) is the land-based model of the Boeing Harpoon missile Block II anti-ship and land-attack missile, which is designed to remove enemy coastal defenses, surface-to-air missile launch websites, plane, ports, and docked ships. HCDS consists of RGM-84L-4 Block II surface-launched Harpoon missiles with a most vary of 75 miles, radar vans, and help and take a look at tools.