The U.S. State Department has authorized a possible $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missiles to Taiwan.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Monday announced the authorization and that it had informed lawmakers of the potential sale. The deal, should it go through, could feature as many as 400 Harpoon Block II missiles and 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems, according to a DSCA news release.
“This proposed sale will improve the recipient’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing a flexible solution to augment existing surface and air defenses,” the release reads.
“The recipient will be able to employ