U.S. to Supply Harpoon Missiles, MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes to India

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) File Photo: AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missile15.04.2020 North America
U.S. to Supply Harpoon Missiles, MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes to India

U.S. to Supply Harpoon Missiles, MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes to India

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The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II (photo) air launched missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $92 million.

The U.S. State Department has also made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of sixteen (16) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes (LWT); three (3) MK 54 Exercise Torpedoes (MK 54 LWT Kit procurement required); and related equipment for an estimated cost of $63 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of these two possible sales Monday 13 April 2020.

The Government of India has requested to buy ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched missiles. Also included are containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, Specialized Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAM), U.S. Government and contractor representatives technical assistance, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractor will be The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement required by India will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s).

The Government of India has also requested to buy sixteen (16) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes (LWT); and three (3) MK 54 Exercise Torpedoes (MK 54 LWT Kit procurement required). Also included are MK 54 spare parts; torpedo containers; two (2) Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers; Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks built into MK 54 LWT Kits (above); air launch accessories for fixed wing; spare parts; training, publications; support and test equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated program cost is $63 million.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Integrated Defense System, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement required by India will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s).

The proposed sale of these equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of these proposed sales.

These notices of a potential sale are required by law and do not mean the sales have been concluded.

 
 



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