$44.3M for International Harpoon Missile Sales
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO received a $44.3 million modification to firm-fixed-price contract N00019-06-C-0027 for 28 Harpoon all-up-round (AUR) missiles. Work will be performed in St. Charles, MO (50.28%), McKinney, TX (14.12%), Toledo, OH (5.83%), the United Kingdom (5.18%), Huntsville, AL (3.72%), Clearwater, FL (3.61%), Galena, KS (2.29%), Elkton, MD (2.08%), Kirwood, MO (2.00%), Middletown, CT (1.78%), and other various locations throughout the United States (9.11%), and is expected to be complete in June 2007. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.
The sub-sonic, sea-skimming GM-84 Harpoon is the standard anti-shipping missile used by the US Navy, and it is in service with 27 navies around the world. These missiles and missile parts were purchased by several countries under the foreign military sales program:
- Australia ($2.6 million; 5.95%): 2 tactical block II Harpoon missile body all-up rounds (AUR); 2 warhead sections; 2 MK992 exercise/warhead containers; one MK607 airlaunch AUR container
- Canada ($7.6 million; 17.16%): 4 exercise block II grade B AUR missiles; 4 warhead sections; 4 MK631 canister AUR containers; 4 MK992 exercise/warhead containers;
- Chile ($15.8 million; 35.78%): 10 tactical block II airlaunch AUR missiles; 10 MK631 canister AUR containers
- Malaysia ($2.4 million; 5.46%): 2 tactical block II airlaunch AUR missiles
- Pakistan ($15.8 million; 35.65%): 10 tactical block II airlaunch AUR missiles; 10 MK631 canister AUR container
Note that Block II Harpoon missiles incorporate GPS/INS guidance, in addition to their active radar seeker.