Sale of Harpoon missiles to South Korea in the works

A Foreign Military Sales package is in the works for supplying South Korea with Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Nov. 19, 2015 at 7:07 AM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- South Korea has requested a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and Harpoon Block II missile kits.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in its notification to Congress that the proposed package carries an estimated value of $110 million and has already been approved by the U.S. State Department.

The UGM-84L Harpoon Block II is an anti-ship missile with a sea-skimming trajectory. South Korea seeks 19 of the missiles. The 13 Block II missile kits sought are to upgrade Harpoon missiles already in the South Korean Navy inventory.

In addition, South Korea has asked for the package deal to include recertification and reconfiguration support; spare and repair parts; tools and tool sets; support equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publication and technical data; and logistical support services.

DSCA said the missiles would enhance South Korea's defensive capability and also further its military's interoperability with the United States and other allied forces.

The prime contractor for the missies and missile kits would be Boeing.

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