New Delhi: The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Boeing a USD81.27 million contract to supply the Indian Navy (IN) with 22 Harpoon submarine launched anti-ship missiles via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. India will order these missiles for recent situation which was build after surgical strike, sources said.
Earlier, Pakistan Defence Minister has threatened to “destroy” India after India said on Thursday it had carried out “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir.
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The overall package is worth USD200 million and includes 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated missiles and 10 UTM-84L Harpoon Encapsulated training missiles. Also included are two Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spares, as well as all-inclusive logistics support and instruction for IN personnel on the missile system. The missile systems will be delivered by 2018, the DoD notification stated.
The awarding of the contract on 23 September finalises a deal struck in July 2014 to fit the missiles as part of the midlife upgrade of the IN’s two Shishumar-class (Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209/1500) diesel electric submarines.