India To Get Harpoon Missiles

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The US Department of Defense has awarded Boeing a $81 million contract to supply 22 Harpoon missile systems for Indian Navy.

This weapon system, to be employed on the Shishumar class submarine (Type-209), will provide enhanced capabilities for defence of critical sea lines of communication.

The contract is expected to be completed in June 2018.

In 2014, India requested the US government for the Harpoon missiles for Shishumar class submarine.

India has already purchased Harpoon missiles for integration on Indian Air Force’s Jaguar aircraft and Indian Navy’s P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.