State Department Authorizes $2.37B Harpoon Missile Sale to Taiwan – USNI News

State Department Authorizes $2.37B Harpoon Missile Sale to Taiwan – USNI News

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Princeton successfully launches a Block II Harpoon in the Naval Air Systems Command Sea Test Range off the coast of southern California. US Navy Photo

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
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