Advancing the Harpoon Will Increase Lethality, Not Cost
The Harpoon Weapon System is on a continuous upward growth spiral following recent global acquisitions and test firings. Now, Boeing Weapons & Missile Systems is looking to continue this growth pattern for Harpoon by offering a variant, Harpoon Extended Range, that will double its range – a critical capability needed to combat advancing threats.
Extending the range of existing Harpoon missiles via an upgrade kit costs less than half of what a new Harpoon missile costs today, and the cost of a new-build Harpoon Extended Range is comparable to a current Harpoon. With more than 7,500 Harpoon missiles in the global defense inventory it’s a value that packs quite a punch. Add to that a multi-billion dollar global infrastructure that provides funding, maintenance and advancement of the Harpoon for the U.S. Navy and 29 international allies, and the Harpoon offers unlimited growth and cost savings.
A host of other upgrade options will also be offered for Harpoon, with extended range leading the way. And because each option is just that – optional – current and potential customers can choose both their level of investment and capability to effectively meet current and future mission needs.
Read more about cost-effective Harpoon upgrades here.